Cuso International volunteers work with communities to help them become more self-sufficient and resilient, and to manage their natural resources sustainably for the long-term.
We do this because global economic challenges such as rising food prices – and ecological risks like climate change – disproportionately affect people living in poverty.
In 2011-12, we supported 217 volunteers and 136 partner groups working on secure livelihoods programs in 27 countries.
Here is a video case study on one of our projects in secure livelihoods in Peru:
Despite the obstacles that life puts before them, many youth in San Juan de Miraflores -- a poor neighbourhood of Lima, Peru -- are creating a better future for themselves and their families. Three youth involved in an innovative Youth Employment Centre in San Juan agreed to tell their stories.
'Jackelinne's Story' is the first of three videos following youth and volunteers involved in the Centros de Jovenes y Empleo. The centre is a collaboration of Cuso Intl, the Quebec NGO Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi de l'Outaouais, and the Peruvian NGO Kallpa.