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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Our three lines of business—ACDI/VOCA, Tanager, and AV Ventures—can power your work to positively impact communities. Let’s get started!


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Project News


Mabel’s Story: A Young Mother and Venezuelan Migrant’s Journey to Empowerment

As a young girl, Mabel Iriarte dreamed of becoming a dancer. She was a Venezuelan migrant living in Cartagena, Colombia, …


Psychosocial Support Tool Reconciles Communities & Improves Employability

For populations that have experienced trauma or violence, healing is a crucial step toward social and economic stability. Many Colombians …

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Daring to Stay

How Young Honduran Entrepreneurs Are Transforming Their Hometowns