Nandom District is now formally recognised as Ghana’s first open defecation free district.

Local know-how for lasting solutions

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.

By connecting our global expertise with our extensive and longstanding in-country experiences, we help realise locally owned solutions. And we do so in more than 25 countries worldwide.

Our projects directly benefit millions of people. At the same time, our projects also drive systems change – strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets to help many more people work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects.

Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals, we are dedicated to a society in which all people are free to pursue their own sustainable development and no one is left behind. This commitment to equity directs us to focus on gender and youth underlining our mission to make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty.

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We improved the lives of
people in 2017 alone
In 2017 we spent over
€ 100
in support of fighting poverty
In 2017 we implemented
We work in
SNV has been building local capacity for
We employ over
of whom 33% are women
the majority of
our staff in the field is local
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of last year's
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