Supporter Magazine of Cuso International
past and present
Welcome to Catalyst! In this fully online edition, we take you back to the roots of the organization, investigate current challenges facing the international cooperation sector, and share programming success stories from alumni and volunteers.
Cover: Innovation Fund project, Cameroon
Photographer: Brian Atkinson
Looking back, shifting forward
Over the past year, Cuso International celebrated its 60th anniversary – an important milestone that gave us the chance to reflect on where we began as an organization and where we are going. It has also been an opportunity to look at our success stories and the change we’ve supported in communities around the world – thanks, in large part, to your generous contributions.
In this issue of Catalyst Extra, we invite you to explore a few of these success stories, which focus on incredible agribusiness projects transforming several communities in Tanzania. We also share thoughts from former volunteer Ann Speak on her decision to give back to Cuso through a gift in her will.
We are grateful for your continued support of Cuso. Because of you, together, we are changing lives and creating a more equitable world for all.
Grounded in compassion and global understanding
Early volunteers reflect on their pivotal experiences and the founders who shaped an organization.
Exploring the possibilities
Current and former Cuso staff, leaders, and volunteers delve into some of the issues and challenges facing international cooperation.
Village life invigorated by successful coffee strategy
Over the course of a decade, Tanzanian farmers have reshaped life for their families through a sustainable and profitable coffee business.
Sowing seeds for future growth, improved livelihoods in Tanzania
The Kizimba Business Model engages women and youth in agriculture and agribusiness opportunities.
Latin America and the Caribbean, 2021-2022
#IamCuso because as a physician and researcher I have a passion for helping others and care about the well-being of communities and volunteers working abroad during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Marcelina Martine Lubuva
#IamCuso because I have the opportunity to support women and youth in their quest for knowledge and skills in agribusiness, enabling them to generate an income and improve their lives along with the lives of their families and communities.
Marcelina Martine Lubuva is volunteering as a horticultural expert and farm manager in Morogoro, Tanzania.