Skills to Share. Futures to Build.

We're creating a global future free from poverty and inequality by sharing the skills needed to thrive.

Lasting results require a long-term approach

For far too long the world has tried to lift up others by only providing resources, but resources only go so far. At Cuso International, we believe in the long-term. Long-term partnerships. Long-term programs. Long-term results. We work on today's most important development issues by connecting global communities in need with the skills they need to create lasting change. And we've been doing this for 60 years. How? Through education, empowerment and skills sharing, we are equipping people with the tools to create local economic opportunity, gender equality and better health.

With your support, change happens

Sowing seeds for future growth, improved livelihoods in Tanzania

The Kizimba Business Model engages women and youth in agriculture and agribusiness opportunities.

Fighting for women’s rights through ‘sisterhood bonds’ in Colombia

Women leaders organizing and fighting for greater women’s rights in Colombia’s are setting a path of freedom for the younger generation.

The impact adds up. Last year, more than 1.9 million people around the world benefited from Cuso projects and of those people, 66% were women and girls.

Here's where you come in

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Find out how we're tackling poverty and inequality for women and girls in the most effective way.

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People helping people is the best way to address the development needs of our time. Be part of the movement making a difference.

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Our virtual events are a great way to get involved and learn how you can contribute to lasting change. Find a Cuso event that speaks to you.


As countries around the world combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cuso is working to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, partners, and beneficiaries. Learn more about how Cuso is responding.

Invest in a more prosperous tomorrow

Your support helps more people access skills and create opportunity to end poverty and inequality. Brighter futures start with you.