Mercy Corps

Education, Law and Justice, Economic Opportunity

Geography: Global

Founded: 1979


PO Box 2669
Portland, OR 97208

About Mercy Corps

Women are the foundation of every society. Yet for many women in the world's poorest regions, life is extraordinarily difficult and women are kept away from education and opportunity. They're pulled out of school as young girls and often fall prey to abuse. But when women stand up to protect one another, things change.

Through innovative health, agricultural, business and education programs, Mercy Corps builds on the courage and resourcefulness of women to help them realize their potential and improve their families and communities. Mercy Corps helps women advocate for their basic rights by supporting women's legal associations and other resource networks. Women learn how to reclaim their homes, their land, their pride and take control of their own lives.