For nearly 60 years, Cuso has connected communities
around the world with skilled Canadians to help end poverty.
By sharing his medical skills, Dr. Bruce D'Souza is helping to reduce child illness and mortality rates in Tanzania. Learn more about how Dr. Bruce found that a little knowledge goes a long way.
By sharing plant extraction and entrepreneurial skills, Chelsey Berendse is working with Indigenous women in Bolivia 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:
countries 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.