Success Stories

Rachel wrote the following stories for Pact. 
All photos were taken by and are the property of Pact.


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After tragedy, treatment and hope for an HIV-positive mother in Tanzania


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Bonding with a son & helping him grow, in a Tanzanian father’s own words


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From barely surviving to thriving: A story of two Ethiopian families



Screenshot of the Palestinian Investment Partners booklet of success storiesThe Palestinian Investment Partners (PIP) was a grant program under the USAID|AED Expanded and Sustained Access to Financial Services (ESAF) Program. PIP issued grants to small, locally owned businesses in the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian Territories, to procure new equipment and technology transfers. As part of its communication strategy, ESAF drafted success stories highlighting the benefits of PIP’s grants to the businesses and the Palestinian economy.

In the summer of 2010, Rachel traveled to the West Bank to interview grantees, research businesses, and photograph equipment to create some success stories, including:

The ESAF team took text from Rachel’s stories to create Palestinian Investment Partners: Promoting Investment for Economic Growth, a compilation of the project’s success stories. The document is available for pdf download via this website or the Microlinks website.

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