Local know-how for lasting solutions

At SNV, we believe that no one should live in poverty. Driven by the Sustainable Development Goals, we dedicate our work to a society in which every individual is free to pursue his/her own sustainable development.

Our work focuses on increasing people’s incomes and access to basic services in agriculture, energy, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Our projects directly benefit millions of people (5 M in 2020) and drive systems change by strengthening institutions and kickstarting markets. By connecting our global expertise with longstanding in-country presence, we help realise locally-owned solutions. And we do so in around 24 countries worldwide.

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Our results in 2020

We improved the lives of
5
million
people in 2020
In 2020 we spent over
€ 116
million
in support of fighting poverty
We work in
26
countries
SNV has been building local capacity for
50+
years
We employ over
1297
people
of whom 30% are women
the majority of
our staff in the field is local
In 2020 our top nine donors provide
97%
of our
order intake

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