Success Stories | Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

 

Last updated: April 03, 2020

April 3, 2020

CFOI commissioned this story collection highlighting USAID’s collaboration with faith-based and community organizations.  These partnerships have yielded invaluable returns across sectors—from nutrition to religious freedom to gender-based violence—contributing to sustainable development around the world. > Read More

March 20, 2020

In Madagascar, 83 percent of households are food insecure or vulnerable to food insecurity. More than 90 percent of the population lives on less than $2 per day, and over 50 percent of children are stunted. > Read More

March 20, 2020

The goal of Yetu, which means “Ours” in Swahili, was to build the capacity of Kenyan civil society organiza-tions (CSOs) to engage citizens to reach their missions. Yetu built local civic engagement capacity by building alliances between CSOs, foundations, and businesses to mobilize at least $1 million in assets for local development needs, improving organizational capacity of Kenyan CSOs, and improving Kenya’s cultural and technological environment for community philanthropy. > Read More

March 20, 2020

The Central African Republic (CAR) continues to experience sustained political instability and intermittent armed conflict. Long-standing economic and political grievances have led to violence along ethno-religious lines. Against this backdrop, the Central African Republic Interfaith Peacebuilding Partnership (CIPP) was formed. The goal of the CIPP project is for Central African institutions to lay the groundwork for sustainable social cohesion in CAR. CIPP has three objectives: 1) capacity strengthening for CAR institutions; 2) generating secure livelihoods; and 3) trauma healing and peace education services. > Read More

March 20, 2020

Sri Lanka has a diverse society with ethnic communities, including the Sinhalese (75 percent), Sri Lanka Tamil (11 percent) and the Muslim community (10 percent). Several years after its 26-year war, Sri Lanka continues to be a divided country. Mistrust between communi-ties continues.  > Read More

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