UKRAINE EMERGENCY #HELPUKRAINE

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WHO WE ARE

Our mission

AVSI-USA works with individuals, communities, partners and donors to restore dignity and build resilience in the face of poverty and marginalization.

our vision

AVSI-USA sustains long-term partnerships with local organizations, jointly designing projects, raising funds and implementing activities in the areas of education, early childhood and youth development, economic livelihoods, health and nutrition.

AVSI NETWORK

AVSI-USA shares the mission and method of the AVSI network and provides support to members and initiatives by leveraging resources for existing and new projects.

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News

Fundación sembrar welcomes displaced venezuelan families

Cindy Gonzalez, 32, is from Venezuela. She is living now in Pisulí, a poor remote village on the outskirts of Quito, with her husband, her mother-in-law, and her two daughters: Isabella, 3, and Ivana, 6 months. Cindy arrived in Ecuador with her family three years ago. Like most Venezuelan migrants in Ecuador, she and her husband have informal jobs, the type of unstable work that makes up a large part of the economy in developing countries. She promotes beauty products, and he sells food items on the street.

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LONG-TERM PARTNERS

Partnership is at the core of our work. This approach reflects a way of looking at the world which recognizes complexity, celebrates the diversity of gifts, and embraces inter-dependence. AVSI-USA is humbled to support these amazing partners.

LGIHE

uganda

sembrar

ecuador

crecemos

mexico

EMMAUS

Ukraine

AVSI _ Masp19

masp

kazakhstan

OTUNGA SCHOOL | KENYA

otunga

kenya

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FDP

Romania

institutional donors

For the past 20 years, AVSI has worked with the U.S. Government, developing innovative, person-centered programs that have had long-lasting impact on communities. Our dedicated staff brings a depth of local knowledge and understanding that results in context specific programming and effective engagement of local actors and resources. AVSI-USA is proud to support these partnerships and Flagship Projects.

From our graduating to resilience BLOG:
"notes from the field"

USAID Mission Director’s visit to Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda

AVSI looks forward to starting this work with a new group of participants who, after 30 months, will be as resilient as Charlotte and her family. AVSI Foundation and its partners Trickle Up and IMPAQ International are grateful to the Mission Director for his visit to the project that is creating change in Kamwenge by helping participants move out of poverty and remain resilient.

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#fleetingdetails: a virtual exhibit to celebrate world refugee day

When children are forced to leave their country, running away from war, hunger, climate change, or political instability, they leave behind family, friends, and much more.
Sometimes, little objects can bring back memories of their homes, and details that seemed to be lost forever. To celebrate World Refugee Day, we invited children we support in eight countries to describe in a drawing what home means to them. Enjoy!

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Women building livelihoods through farming

Twenty-five farmers, including nineteen women, came together to cultivate crops in their “Bitojjo-Tukorenamani” which means “Let’s Work Hard” Farmer Field Business School. Before joining the school, their harvests barely had any financial impact on their livelihood; they were mostly for home consumption. When they began receiving training in modern farming practices, their motivation grew. The USAID Graduating to Resilience Activity offers service bundles that include seeds, training and linkages to markets.

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