We are happy to present SNV's 2019 achievements.
2019 has been a very successful year for SNV. We helped improve the lives of 6.3 million people living in poverty through increased incomes and access to basic services.
In the past year, we made systems change more explicit in project design, implementation and in reporting our results. Our explicit focus on systems change means that our projects help many more people work their way out of poverty, well beyond the scope of projects. Our agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects influence markets and governance processes to function better by leveraging finance, kickstarting markets, embedding new approaches with governments, and changing rules and norms.
SNV continued to improve itself in 2019 with investments in operational excellence that helped us realise a positive financial net result in 2020. Ultimately, they helped us achieve our impact on the ground.
2019 was an exceptional year. 2020 will be exceptional in a different way. SNV will continue to work towards a society in which all people are free to pursue their own sustainable development and no one is left behind.