It's Investment in People

It's strengthening systems. It's business solutions to poverty.

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MEDA partners with
entrepreneurs around the globe…

to build sustainable businesses that equip people with access to the resources they need to not just meet basic needs, but to earn a livelihood, grow their businesses, and create a sustainable future for themselves, their families and their communities.

Alongside local partners

MEDA supports women, men and youth to move into valuable and equitable roles that aren’t dependent on aid so they can become agents of change and leaders in their communities.

Alongside local partners

MEDA supports women, men and youth to move into valuable and equitable roles that aren’t dependent on aid so they can become agents of change and leaders in their communities.

Our focus is on

Businesses and systems within the agricultural sector

Striving to help people achieve a decent job

One that provides dignity, equality, a fair income and safe working conditions

Agriculture is key to economic stability. Strong systems are needed now more than ever as the world continues to grapple with food insecurity, which has plunged many in the Global South deeper into poverty. Yet not all farms and agri-businesses have access to the tools they need to succeed.

Here’s an example of how MEDA works with local partners to strengthen the systems that lift entrepreneurs out of poverty.

There are limited opportunities to grow quality rice in Ethiopia. But MEDA’s EMERTA project works to improve this challenging environment by partnering with the Gunna Seed Multiplication & Marketing Cooperatives Union (Gunna Union).

“MEDA’s grant helped enhance the Union’s capacity. The EMERTA project also brought real and sustainable change to the Union and the community by improving the rice seed supply and demand”

Gete, Gunna Union Manager

Gunna Union provides quality seeds for growers in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region. Through a MEDA grant, Gunna Union played an important role in building the regional rice seed system, supporting workshops with key stakeholders to strengthen the system and improve its complex regulations.

Today, the Ethiopian Government, co-ops, businesses, and farmers work together to promote this profitable crop. More growers can access quality rice seeds. Better marketing raises awareness and increased demand for their product. Resulting in greater opportunity for rice farmers and businesses to grow and sell their seeds.

With the right supports, communities can access the tools, training, and resources they need to build strong and prosperous farms and businesses. But they can’t do it all alone and neither can we. Success depends on your generous support.

For close to 70 years

we’ve partnered with experienced small and medium-sized businesses, financial institutions, farmers, and market actors to create sustainable solutions to poverty through business and entrepreneurship.

Providing,

  • Financial services
  • Impact investment
  • Improved technology
  • Business training
  • Access to markets

For close to 70 years

we’ve partnered with experienced small and medium-sized businesses, financial institutions, farmers, and market actors to create sustainable solutions to poverty through business and entrepreneurship.

Providing,

  • Financial services
  • Impact investment
  • Improved technology
  • Business training
  • Access to markets

Through partnerships with private and institutional donors, we've equipped millions with the resources they need to thrive in business.

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Decent Work

*Numbers are from FY2021

Together, we can create business solutions to poverty. Join Us.

Donate today

Together, we can create business solutions to poverty. Join Us.

Donate today

It's More Than Aid

It's investment in people
It's business solutions to poverty