Author: Molly Atchison

Molly writes for The Borgen Project from Waco, TX. Her academic interests include journalism, international studies, foreign affairs and travel writing. Molly has been traveling since she was born, having been to five of the seven continents for personal adventures and mission trips.

SEATTLE — As a country comprised of over 600 small islands, the Federated States of Micronesia provides an incredibly unique landscape and represents a diverse population. Around 105,000 people inhabit these islands, and aboutĀ 77 percentĀ live rurally. Micronesian communities have a heavy reliance on fishing and agricultural endeavors to sustain their economy and deal with the ever-present danger of natural disasters which could threaten their entire economic structure. Thus, there is a constant need for development projects in Micronesia that will stabilize the climate and increase economic profits. Among many groups invested in development projects in Micronesia are the Marine and…

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SEATTLE — Many third-world countries rely on assistance from outside sources to grow their economies and infrastructure. Either the government has no sustainable economy or it does not have the reach to enforce its laws, and so philanthropic organizations step in or partner with the government to create a more efficient infrastructure. Malawi is a country that is so isolated and small that it cannot maintain its own welfare. Therefore, there are several different groups that are moving into the country to assist with maintenance and sustainability. According to the World Bank Group, there has been a rise in funding…

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