MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates - is an international economic development organization whose mission is to create business solutions to poverty. Founded in 1953 by a group of Mennonite entrepreneurs, we partner with people living in poverty to start or grow small and medium-sized businesses in developing regions around the world.

We work alongside our partners and clients, funded by both private and institutional donors, to help:

    • Alleviate poverty
    • Support sustainable business growth and livelihoods
    • Women move into more valued and equitable roles in their economies
    • Businesses and small entrepreneurs gain access to financial services including investment, adopt clean technologies/climate-smart approaches, and minimize their environmental footprint
    • Improve local economies