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    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty represents an opportunity to recognize the struggles of the poor and a call to alleviate the situation.


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    Agricultural Cooperatives – Key to Feeding the World

    World Food Day celebrates the contributions made by cooperatives and farmer associations in the fight against hunger.


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    International Day of the Girl

    October 11 marks the first International Day of the Girl. The occasion is a call to reflect on the challenges girls face and to celebrate what they can accomplish.


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    IAF's new grants for 2012

    The IAF awarded $16,441,000 to more than 120 organizations undertaking grassroots development in 18 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean


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    White House recognizes FUPEC’s Arias as “Champion of Change”

    Elmer Arias, founder and president of Fundación para la Educación Social Económico y Cultural (FUPEC), an IAF Salvadoran grantee, was among eight Latino “Champions of Change” recognized at the White House


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    Grassroots Development: Native Americans and Their Resources

    This issue of Grassroots Development celebrates the IAF’s long and productive history with the indigenous peoples of the Americas by focusing on how some of them use the resources of their heritage to move away from poverty and powerlessness.


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    Kaypi Perú

    The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C., will host Peruvians from three IAF-funded grassroots organizations July 25-30 at Kaypi Perú, a celebration of their country’s cultural heritage


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    Leveraging Investments in Latin America

    IAF president Robert N. Kaplan will be a panelist at Leveraging Investments in Latin America, a briefing on microfinance and public-sector partnerships hosted by Congressman Sam Farr.


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    Building Women into Brazil's Workforce

    Amazons at work: A revolution in the workplace meets little resistance, an article on women in the Brazilian work force in The Economist of June 30, describes the work of IAF grantee Federação de Instituições Beneficentes (FIB)


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    2012 Grantee Perception Survey Results

    In 2011 the IAF became the first federal agency to participate in the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) grantee perception survey.


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    President Obama Appoints Eddy Arriola and Kelly Ryan to the Board of The IAF

    ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama has appointed Eduardo “Eddy” Arriola of Florida and J. Kelly Ryan of Maryland to the board of directors


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    Former IAF president, Deborah Szekely celebrates 90th birthday

    Former IAF president, Deborah Szekely celebrated her 90th birthday this week. "I can't be 90," she told the Huffington Post.