how cuso International works

We match highly skilled volunteers with local partners who, together, work on specific projects that are designed to help communities thrive and grow.


What we do

Cuso International works to reduce poverty by creating sustainable livelihoods; eliminate disadvantage by improving access to education and healthcare; and combat inequality by empowering people and communities.

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Where we work

Cuso International is on the ground in developing countries throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean – wherever people need and want help to improve their lives.

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Who Benefits

The world’s most vulnerable people, including women and children living in extreme poverty, individuals facing discrimination due to gender or class, and entire communities whose livelihoods have been impacted by climate change.

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What you can do

Become a volunteer and put your skills and knowledge to work helping people who are motivated to improve their lives and livelihoods. Or, become a force for change by making a donation.

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Real stories from around the world

Read about the real-life experiences of volunteers as they work to create lasting change in developing countries.