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Mercy Corps

Overview

Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1.3 billion in assistance to people in 100 nations. Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 3,400 staff worldwide and reach nearly 14.4 million people in more than 35 countries.

Mission

All over the world, millions of innocent people are caught up in intolerable situations. But they are not today's victims; they are tomorrow's heroes, who have the power to transform their own communities.

History

Read about the history of Mercy Corps at:
http://www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/overview/686

Program

Mercy Corps pursues its mission through:

Emergency relief services that assist people afflicted by conflict or disaster.

Sustainable economic development that integrates agriculture, health, housing and infrastructure, economic development, education and environment, and local management.

Civil society initiatives that promote citizen participation, accountability, conflict management and the rule of law.

Impact

Mercy Corps has learned that communities recovering from war or social upheaval must be the agents of their own transformation for change to endure. It is only when communities set their own agendas, raise their own resources and implement programs themselves, that their first successes result in the renewed hope, confidence and skills to continue development.

CEO

Neal Keny-Guyer

See Neal's full profile:
http://www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/leadership/675

Board

See the full list:
http://www.mercycorps.org/aboutus/leadership/664

Countries 

Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Colombia, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Croatia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Central African Republic

States 

California, District of Columbia, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, Washington

Contact 

3015 SW 1ST AVE

PORTLAND, OR 97201-4707

Phone: (800) 292-3355

www.mercycorps.org

EIN: 91-1148123


Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Mercy Corps offers sports-based recovery programs for children affected by earthquakes in Peru and C

Play to Heal

Heal communities

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps offers sports-based recovery programs for children affected by earthquakes in Peru and China, and is ready to respond to the next emergency. This gift covers the cost of materials for two dozen kids and an adult mentor, including a caregiver manual, paper and markers, whistles and cones, and sport-appropriate equipment like badminton racquets, soccer balls or Frisbees. The spirit of friendly sports competition...

Regular price $250.00

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Boost Business

Loan for a woman

Mercy Corps

Recognizing that women worldwide are the engines of advancement for their families, Mercy Corps invests in the small businesses of female entrepreneurs. We provide training and loans to help women turn their dreams into successful enterprises, which not only fulfill unmet community needs but also help fund their children's education and ensure their families' well-being. A small loan is often the difference between a life...

Regular price $45.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Progress requires peace. Mercy Corps promotes greater understanding in conflict-torn places such as

Share Peace

Message of peace

Mercy Corps

Progress requires peace. Mercy Corps promotes greater understanding in conflict-torn places such as Iraq and Sudan by including all segments of the community. We fund projects that bring different groups together to solve common problems. Our trainings in Kosovo, Colombia, Guatemala and elsewhere give local citizens concrete skills to resolve conflicts peacefully.

Regular price $55.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Goats are low-cost, high-yield livestock that can quickly and sustainably improve a family's livelih

Give A Goat

One goat for a family

Mercy Corps

Goats are low-cost, high-yield livestock that can quickly and sustainably improve a family's livelihood, providing milk and offspring for food and income. Your gift will provide one goat for a family, a warm, fuzzy gift that keeps on giving.

Regular price $175.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Mercy Corps is helping to contain this deadly disease by promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in many countr

HIV/AIDS Awareness

Lifesaving programs

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is helping to contain this deadly disease by promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in many countries. Through radio campaigns, distribution of informational materials, presentations in classrooms and other innovative methods, we are helping individuals learn how to prevent the disease, recognize its symptoms and care for patients.

Regular price $30.00

Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. In Jakarta's poorest neighborhoods, Mercy Corps promotes the practice and benefits of breastfeeding.

Healthy Children

Breastfeeding Programs

Mercy Corps

In Jakarta's poorest neighborhoods, Mercy Corps promotes the practice and benefits of breastfeeding. We create training programs for health providers and maternity clinics. And we foster neighborhood-level support groups for pregnant and nursing mothers, promote events that raise awareness about the advantages of breastfeeding, and lobby local and national policymakers.

Regular price $75.00