Healthy people are the foundation for healthy economies and societies

Promoting health and well-being across all sectors

Smart development works

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty. We are dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We focus on increasing people's incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation and hygiene.

SNV supports people to access and develop the capabilities, services and opportunities needed to live a healthy, productive and fulfilling life, while sustainably using the natural resources they depend on. Unlike many other development actors, we do not offer funding, but specialise in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors. We work with governments, local development partners, businesses, knowledge institutes and low-income communities, so that together we can transform ideas into policy, policy into action, and action into results. Through our technical knowledge, 50+ years of experience, passionate staff, extensive local presence and global footprint, we strive to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.

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Our results

We improved the lives of
people in 2016 alone
In 2016 we spent over
€ 100
in support of fighting poverty
In 2016 we provided
project days
We work in
SNV has been building local capacity for
We employ over
of whom 35% are women
the majority of
our staff in the field is local
different donors
consider SNV a solid partner and fund our work


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