Building a more just and sustainable world together.
Cuso International’s work is driven by authentic engagement with and accountability to the people and communities involved. Our three focus areas are:
At Cuso International, we believe that in order for communities to thrive, children need to be protected, and men and women must enjoy the same human rights and be given the same opportunities to participate in decisions that affect their lives.
- Access to justice
- Accountability and Transparency
- Citizen participation
- Gender equality
In 2016-2017, 69 volunteers and 5 e-volunteers worked with 43 partner organizations delivering community projects to 88, 561 beneficiaries.
Healthy people are better able to work, learn, take care of their families and participate in their community’s development. But access to health care remains a challenge for people living in poverty, in remote communities, or excluded because of race, gender or class.
Cuso International volunteers and partners work together to improve access to basic services.
- Maternal, newborn and child health
- Quality health services
In 2016-2017, 34 volunteers and 15 e-volunteers worked with 26 partner groups to support health initiatives for 188, 018 beneficiaries.
Global economic challenges, such as food security and employment, ecological risks like climate change, and discrimination based on gender, disproportionately affect men, women and children living in poverty.
Through skilled volunteers and collaborative partnerships, Cuso International is working to help people and the communities in which they live become more self-sufficient and resilient.
- Education and Skills training to improve employability
- Enterprise development and Financing
- Entrepreneurship support and Training
- Sustainable agriculture
- Sustainable natural resource management and Climate change adaptation
- Value chains
In 2016-2017, 173 volunteers and 54 e-volunteers worked with 207 partner organizations to improve their livelihoods programs to 340, 746 beneficiaries.