Africa is widely considered the oldest inhabited territory on earth. It is the second-largest and second most-populous continent, behind Asia. It contains an incredible diversity among its 54 countries and is huge: its land mass is three times that of the United States and it is more than 6,500 miles from its northernmost point of Îles des Chiens, Tunisia to South Africa’s Cape Agulhas.
Dozens of US-based international organizations are active on the Africa continent: working to promote sustainable development with programs on education, health, and nutrition, among many other issues.
Dorst MediaWorks founder Steve Dorst spent a year in Cameroon in the late 1990s on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. In part from this experience, he was motivated to make his first documentary film in Cameroon, Volcanic Sprint. Since then, he has jumped at every opportunity to help tell stories for organizations that are trying to do good on the African continent.
This is the story of Rita Dampson, a shea butter entrepreneur in Ghana who has built her cooperative up to more than 1,000 village women. USAID and the Global Shea Alliance […]
This is the story of Mohammed, who moves back to Ethiopia after 18 years in the U.S. to open a textile factory. The problem is, he doesn’t have much experience, […]
This is the story of Abebe, who owns a shoe company in Ethiopia. Working with USAID, what can he do to break into the massive U.S. market? Since 1964, IESC […]
This is the story of Sara, a fashion designer from Ethiopia. Not long ago, she had seven employees and was struggling to turn a profit in the local market. Today she […]
This is the story of Mohammed, Sarah, and Abebe, three Ethiopian businesspeople who built successful companies exporting to the United States. It’s also the story of USAID, whose advice and […]
This is the story of two Lebanese families, the Freijis and Nasrallahs, and their Egypt-based industrial company, the Wadi Group. When they made fundamental improvements to Wadi’s board structure, that was when the company […]
This is the story of the Dakar Port, and how Senegal got a world-class container terminal thanks to the investments of Dubai Port World. It’s also the story of Standard […]
MIGA hosted its 2nd Gender CEO Award on International Women’s Day (March 8) to recognize the accomplishments of a CEO, or equivalent, from one of its clients with a record […]
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provides a range of specialized services designed to strengthen companies by improving corporate governance. In addition to providing assessments, improvement plans, and […]
2013Time: 03:58World Bank Group
This is the story of Kinote, who almost gives up farming before learning profitable coffee production. And the company Ecom SMS, which is providing training and market access to smallholder […]
Today many countries face political instability or are struggling to emerge from years of conflict. This threatens to destroy once vibrant businesses, sending more people into poverty. IFC works in […]
2017Time: 3:15World Bank Group
Addressing the global challenge of fragility, conflict and violence is key to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity. Fragility affects countries at all income levels, and risks such as enmate […]
2016Time: 2:42Women for Women International
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home […]
This is the story of the brave and immensely talented Tichaona Mudhobi, or “Tich.” And the story of Catholic Relief Services and its humanitarian arm benefiting HIV survivors in Zimbabwe. […]