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Our Commitment

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, donors, clients, contractors and other stakeholders.  We value your trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we are transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. This policy applies to all MEDA activities. The policy will be updated periodically in order to maintain compliance with applicable legislation.

Since our creation in 1953 by a group of business professionals, MEDA has embraced a culture of honesty and integrity with our employees, board, donors, business partners, and those we serve. Our high levels of ethical behavior, accountability, respect, and our core performance values have been instrumental in building the superb global reputation that we enjoy today for creating business solutions to poverty.

Purpose

MEDA recognizes our obligation and responsibility to operate in a manner consistent with the fundamental principles of human rights and we are committed to the prevention of and response to sexual exploitation and abuse. MEDA recognises that sexual exploitation and abuse of vulnerable people is a global phenomenon and from our own and others’ experience, it is clear that working in development can entail dealing with these issues. It is vital that sexual exploitation and abuse are not perpetrated or compounded by those who MEDA employs. It is crucial that we all understand the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse and our own role and responsibility in preventing it. Employees need to consider how their sexual conduct might cause serious harm to others and bring MEDA into disrepute.

MEDA promotes equal realization of dignity and human rights for women and men to unleash their entrepreneurial and innovative potential to earn a sustainable livelihood.

As an non-profit organization that seeks to help poor people improve their lives through the development of business, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) welcomes the opportunity to assist the media with stories that help to promote and advance understanding about business-oriented approaches to development in specific, and of international development programs in general.

For information about MEDA in the United States (EIN 23-7398678), click here, and in Canada (Charitable Registration No. 107 691 057 RR001), click here.

In compliance with state and provincial laws in the United States and Canada, below are statements regarding donations made to MEDA. These statements are printed in materials whenever possible and are available here for those that give to us online.