and her family
For nearly 60 years, Cuso has connected communities
around the world with skilled Canadians to help end poverty.
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.
Women farmers in Cameroon are working together to tackle climate change and increase their access to information through smartphones. Learn more about how Nelly is helping farmers become climate resilient.
By sharing her cooking and marketing skills, Mikaila Ross is helping the Indigenous women of Myanmar build a more secure future. Learn more about Pao Mon Restaurant and the women who work there.
By sharing plant extraction and entrepreneurial skills, Chelsey Berendse is working with Indigenous women in Bolivia to turn botanicals into profitable businesses. Learn more about how futures are built.
Our Impact by the Numbers
For nearly 60 years, Cuso International has worked with over 15,000 volunteers in more than 100 countries to create opportunity, security and dignity for people in need—especially women and girls.
In the last year alone:
people have benefited from Cuso International programs and partnerships.
staff, partners, volunteers and donors have worked together to make a difference.
of beneficiaries were women and children, the most vulnerable members of society.
"These women taught me more about building resilience and perseverance than ever before. It was truly a gift to experience their resourcefulness and vibrant attitudes. Now I truly believe nothing can stop me from moving forward, with the right attitude."
-Amanda Klassen, Cuso volunteer and Business Development Speciality in the Philippines working with social enterprise supporting the livelihoods of rural women weavers.