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Rural Development and Economic Empowerment in Southern Haiti

Le Cayes, Haiti – On July 8th, 2014 the World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Ms. Sry Mulyani Indrawati and the Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Jorge Familiar Calderon, made a special visit to Haiti to attend the closing ceremony for the RESEPAG project ( Strengthening the Public Agriculture services) funded by the World bank and implemented ...

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There I Discovered Something About Myself

An exhibition on display at 2014's Rimini Meeting in Italy will tell of AVSI's experience on the periphery in three stops–Kenya, Ecuador, and Brazil. We are in search of what poverty really is and of what it takes for a person to be born again. A special guest who will help curate the exhibit offers us his testimony. What, really, is poverty? We believe we kn...

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In Focus

The “Last Mile”

In an article first published by Ilsussidiario.net, Secretary General of AVSI Alberto Piatti reveals a potential gap between international cooperation systems and the persons they hope to reach. The international community—following a path marked by the series of international conferences in the 1990s: Rio de Janeiro on Environment and Development, 1992, the twentieth anniversary of which was celebrated this year with the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development; Cairo on Population and De...

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Mission

To support the AVSI network by leveraging resources and contacts in the U.S. in order to enhance and broaden the achievements of member organizations in promoting human dignity in developing countries.