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Stories of Change

We connect global resources with local solutions so that young people can make bold, transformative changes in their lives, communities, and countries.

EMpower’s work stretches across the world, touching the lives of young people and communities in 15 emerging market countries. Young people’s voices and experiences shape all that we do.

Through the eyes of young people participating in programs supported by EMpower, we can see their realities, personal growth and leadership in making change happen. Through the stories of our grantee partners, we better understand their challenges, solutions, and organisational development.

We are proud to share stories from young people and our partners that highlight the positive impact young people are having in their communities and beyond. Check out the stories below to see how our grantee partners inspire, innovate, and create a brighter future for young people.

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The Code to Success

Trang shares her experience of prepping for and taking an employment test for a coveted IT position.

Read Trang's Story!

Girls Leading the Way Out of COVID

Cyclone Yaas brought widespread destruction to the coastal region of West Bengal, India earlier this year. Girl leaders, who had been trained and mentored by a former EMpower grantee partner, Nishtha, some years ago, proved key to the local response.

Read Nishtha's Story!

"Onda Solidária helped me to believe in myself and gave me courage to reach for my goals"

Read Marcos' Story!

Tinh's REACH Journey to a full scholarship!

Read Tinh's story!

“During the pandemic, cases of domestic violence have increased. With this campaign, I want to empower the young women and girls of Peru to report violence and to be heard.” Milagros, 13

Watch Kusi Kawsay's Video!

The Journey to become a BRAVE leader

Audery is a 21-year-old Senior Leader with BRAVE, one of EMpower’s grantee partners that works to inspire and empower young girls to become future leaders through travel, storytelling, writing and photography.

Read Auderey's Story!

He became a millionaire, but never forgot where he came from.

Sanyto grew up in the Philippines in a poor community. His life changed when he found ZOTO.!

See his story!

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