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595 Parkside Drive, Suite 2
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 0C7


33 N. Market St., Ste. 400
Lancaster, PA, USA

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In Honour

Honor a loved one with a gift to MEDA. Complete the form and indicate if you would like us to send someone a notification of your tribute gift.

In Celebration

Mark a special occasion in someone’s life by making a donation to MEDA. Complete the form and indicate if you would like us to send a notification of your gift.

Of Securities and Estate

A gift of stocks, mutual funds, or bonds is an easy way to maximize your charitable giving. With a gift of estate, you can impact the lives of entrepreneurs for years to come.

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Special Projects

The Dagaa Research Project

Your gift to this research project led by Dr. Deo Namwira, helps to identify the impact of increasing international trade of dagaa on dried fish value chain actors around the African great lakes region and in major urban markets in Canada, assess the sustainability of this trade, and consider possible alternative sources of supply in Canada.

How your donation is used to change lives

Your donations are an integral part of our mission to create business solutions to poverty.

We rely on your generous support to cover the remaining costs required to run projects in the global South. All donations of any amount are appreciated and are used to cover the project expenses that are not fully covered by institutional grants.

Every dollar donated through private support is leveraged, on average, 5 times when paired with institutional funding. With your support we can ensure:

  • People find success in business, earn a decent living wage, and provide for their families.
  • Communities thrive from increased investment, the right tools, training and business supports.
  • Economies are transformed to create lasting, sustainable impact that remains long after our projects have closed.

Our Global Impact FY2022


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2022 Annual Report

Through your generous support, MEDA continued to make a lasting impact in FY22, supporting 167,017 direct clients and 561,655 indirect clients to realize healthier, more economically sustainable lives through our work.

For stories of impact and financial statements, read our latest report.

Be part of our mission to create lasting change through business

For over 70 years, MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty that are sustainable, scalable, measurable and replicable. MEDA has worked in over 70 countries and brings a unique market systems approach to project design that integrates technical assistance and access to capital.

We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to earn a livelihood and that unleashing entrepreneurship is a powerful way to alleviate poverty.

Meet the Development Team

Reach out to our Resource Development officers to learn more about our work, our goals for the future, and how you can make an impact with us.

Mike Miller
Sr. Development Officer, Western United States & Europe
Ruth Leaman
Sr. Development Officer, Eastern United States | Campaign Officer
Bethany Nussbaum
Sr. Development Officer, Eastern United States
Dean Shoemaker
Sr. Development Officer, Eastern Canada
Randy Sawatzky
Sr. Development Officer, Western Canada
Shirley Redekop
Associate Development Officer, Canada
Caleb Longenecker-Fox
Associate Development Officer, United States

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There is immense potential
within every person.

Together, we can empower even more entrepreneurs, amplify their impact, and create a more just and equitable world.