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 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.

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 (6.4 M in 2021) and drive systems change by strengthening institutions and kickstarting markets. By connecting our global expertise with a longstanding in-country presence, we help realise locally-owned solutions. And we do so in 24 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Our results in 2021

We improved the lives of
6.4
million
people in 2021
In 2021 we spent over
€ 139
million
in support of fighting poverty
We work in
24
countries
SNV has been building local capacity for
50+
years
We employ over
1300
people
of whom 31% are women
the majority of
our team members are from the context we work in
In 2021 our top ten donors provide
93%
of our
order intake