Skills to Share. Futures to Build.

We're creating a global future free from poverty and inequality by sharing the skills needed to thrive.

Lasting results require a long-term approach

For far too long the world has tried to lift up others by only providing resources, but resources only go so far. At Cuso International, we believe in the long-term. Long-term partnerships. Long-term programs. Long-term results. We work on today's most important development issues by connecting global communities in need with the skills they need to create lasting change. And we've been doing this for close to 60 years. How? Through education, empowerment and skills sharing, we are equipping people with the tools to create local economic opportunity, gender equality and better health.

With your support, change happens

Building a new life

Cuso, with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), is delivering entrepreneurial and life skills training to refugees and their new communities in Cross River and Benue states.

Unprecedented achievement in Colombian women’s rights

Women in Guapi, Colombia have lived with abuse, exploitation and violence for too long. Fundacion Chiyangua was created for Afro-descendent women to learn, organize, gain space and have their voices heard.

The impact adds up. In 2019/20, more than 4.5 million people around the world benefited from Cuso projects and of those people, 66% were women and girls.

Here's where you come in

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Find out how we're tackling poverty and inequality for women and girls in the most effective way.

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People helping people is the best way to address the development needs of our time. Be part of the movement making a difference.

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Our virtual events are a great way to get involved and learn how you can contribute to lasting change. Find a Cuso event that speaks to you.


As countries around the world combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cuso is working to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, partners, and beneficiaries. Learn more about how Cuso is responding.

Invest in a more prosperous tomorrow

Your support helps more people access skills and create opportunity to end poverty and inequality. Brighter futures start with you.