What Defines us?

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

World Food Programme Wins Nobel at Crucial Time

Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) won the Nobel Peace Prize for their “efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace …

UN Women and USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity Launch Alliance

On June 23, UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and female empowerment, launched a strategic alliance …

Kenya LMS Shaake Umuro Day of the Girl

In Kenya, Safe Space Training Empowers Girls to Become Role Models

Shaake Umuro was born and raised at Shankera village of Hurri Hills in Marsabit County, 860 kilometers north of Nairobi, …