For farmers and other small business owners, selling the goods they produce presents many challenges. Some don’t have transportation. Others don’t have the ability to save money through traditional banking. Others still can’t access loans that would get their businesses off the ground.
But it’s these businesses that are vital to economies everywhere. When local economies thrive, so does the rest of the community. Poverty rates decrease, families get their basic needs met and women discover opportunities to become leaders.
Our work helps economies and markets grow and develop — even in the face of conflict or after a natural disaster. We connect with farmers, entrepreneurs and other community stakeholders to ensure that all business owners can get established and flourish in local markets. Our work reaches hundreds of thousands of people every year and impacts hundreds of thousands more.
Helping business owners and farmers means helping an entire community build a stronger tomorrow.
Through planning, learning and adapting, we can create long-term, positive change.
Weak governance is one of the biggest roadblocks to effective, lasting development. It compounds every other issue we’re working to address, like climate change, poverty, lack of education, food security and healthcare.
160 million people per year are affected by some type of natural disaster.
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
Our team are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment
Throughout its history, Help Meet Shine has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities.