What We Do

We believe business solutions are effective
interventions to address poverty.

We use financial and technical expertise to build and enhance sustainable agri-food systems that provide decent work for systemically marginalized communities, including women and youth. Our economic development approach empowers hardworking entrepreneurs and farmers to build profitable businesses and livelihoods.

MEDA’s work is fully aligned with our faith-based values and our commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our work is focused in the Global South – working to provide 500,000 decent jobs for people experiencing poverty by the year 2030.

Read more detail about each of our areas of expertise by clicking on the images below:

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Market Systems

Impact Investment



Inclusive Financial Services

MEDA commits to the following cross-cutting themes throughout all of our work:

  • Anti-racism, gender equality and social inclusion
  • Innovation and technology adoption
  • Partnerships and contextual knowledge
  • Environmental sustainability and climate action.