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World Connect expands to five new countries
2014 was a great year for World Connect thanks to you. We celebrated 1,000 Projects, were recognized by the Peace Corps, and expanded our work into five new countries.

In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, in partnership with the National Peace Corps Association, World Connect is supporting frontline health workers and community-based organizations in keeping their communities healthy and safe in the midst of the still simmering Ebola outbreak. Learn more about our projects in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

In Mozambique and Cambodia, we are launching five new projects, supporting locally-led grassroots projects that are improving health, increasing access to education, protecting the environment, and promoting economic opportunity.

Combatting Malnutrition in Mozambique
Katote Health Hut Revitalization
In 2013, malnutrition was the second leading cause of pediatric hospitalization and the leading cause of infant mortality in Guijá, Mozambique. In 2014, 13% of pregnant women tested positive for HIV. In partnership with the District Health Center of Guijá, World Connect is launching the Feed the Child and Mother with Health Project, which will mobilize a network of 28 community health educators across thirteen communities to reduce malnutrition among children and among pregnant and new mothers with HIV by teaching local women about hygiene, nutrition, and HIV.

Promoting Health in Cambodia
Katote Health Hut Revitalization
In Cambodia, the government requires every health center to have Village Health Volunteers. The Snam Krapeu Health Center is the primary healthcare provider serving 24 rural villages in Snam Krapeu Province, and with World Connect’s support will create women’s health groups in each of the 24 villages through the Women's Health Group Project. Each group will consist of ten women who regularly meet and liaise with their respective Village Health Volunteers, aiming at improving the efficacy of outreach and health education in their village. The groups will give women the opportunity to discuss important health topics such as nutrition, sanitation and maternal care, and to grow as leaders and positive role models in their villages.

Thank You

Whether you donated to us, followed us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, participated in our Kids Connect Program, or attended our 1,000 Projects Celebration in October, we were able to launch more than 125 projects in 2014 that are improving the quality of life and increasing opportunity for women and children across the developing world while engaging youth in the U.S. in global acts of citizenship.

Right now, your dollars and support are hard at work. Thank you.

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