While it began as an emergency assistance organization, USC has been carrying out long-term development for decades. We work with partner organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to strengthen community livelihoods, promote food security, and support peoples’ actions for social justice and equality.
We have ongoing programs in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, and Timor Leste) and Africa (Mali), each with its own country-based staff. We also work with local agricultural organizations in South Asia (India, Nepal), Africa (Ethiopia, Burkina Faso), and South and Central America (Bolivia, Honduras, Cuba) through the Seeds of Survival Program. In all cases, USC employs nationals of the countries in which we work. Altogether, national and international staff number approximately 110. USC’s multi-faceted development programs are helping residents turn their lives around.
- We promote long-term food security for marginal farming communities in all partner countries through our Seeds of Survival Program.
- We provide disadvantaged and exploited youth with life skills training
- We help strengthen local organizations to ensure they are able to help citizens take control over their lives
You can read more about each of these programs under the what we do section of this website.