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

Honduran women find their place in fishing industry

The COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of natural disasters have made accessing healthy food sources more challenging for many vulnerable populations in Honduras. To offset these obstacles, Cuso’s partner, Centro de Estudios Marinos, is teaching women how to fish, while promoting sustainable and responsible fishing practices.

Growing better livelihoods for women and youth in Tanzania

For Jolenta Joseph and Fatuma Mbaga, running their own agribusinesses is about more than just the crops they grow and the foods they produce – although their products are critical in Tanzania. It’s also about creating better lives, for themselves and for the many women and youth they employ and plan to employ in the future.

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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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.

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