Real Lives, Real Change

Meet Olivia Stewart

A Center-sponsored workshop on accessing government information gave Olivia Stewart of New Georgia Estate, Liberia, the confidence she needed to track down and apply for a grant. When she won, Stewart invested the money in her microlending business with a focus on improving the lives of women in her low-income community.

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A nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.

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  • From the CEO

    From the CEO

    Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, CEO, discusses the importance of taking small steps when tackling large challenges.

  • Trachoma Control

    Health Programs

    A landmark study in which The Carter Center is participating could radically change the public health model in the developing world and save lives.

  • Democracy Program

    Democracy Program

    The Center and Emory’s Institute for Developing Nations host a panel discussion highlighting violence against women in politics and elections.

  • Fighting Malaria with Music

    Fighting Malaria with Music

    A Center-sponsored music video featuring top Haitian performers helps to spread the word about the dangers of malaria.