We believe that all people should have the opportunity to achieve better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. With diverse partners, we empower people to succeed in the global economy.

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Our projects empower people to make positive, lasting changes in their lives. Our work increases incomes, improves livelihoods, and creates opportunities for those who have traditionally been excluded.

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Project News

New Tractor, New Life For Outgrower Business Owner in Ghana

Alhassan Mumuni Baba had a tractor that he used to farm his 30 acres of maize, soybeans, and rice in …

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Feed the Future Kenya Activity Provides Grants to Young Women to Expand STEM Studies

Over the last several years, Kenyan universities and institutions of higher learning have seen a decline in students taking Science, …

In Colombia, Project-Supported Robotics School Launches Women & Girls in Science, All the Way to NASA

Women and girls from Colombia’s Pacific Region are showing the world a different side of the once-marginalized area. Two young …