Donations to the VOCA Fund allow us to make development dollars go further and achieve greater impact.
Established and operated as an ACDI/VOCA board-designated fund, the VOCA Fund is a 501(c)(3) that assigns expert volunteers to work with smallholder farmers, microentrepreneurs, and community groups. The fund also provides needed resources to our beneficiaries.
These volunteers work hand-in-hand with local beneficiaries to solve problems and provide them with the knowledge they need to expand opportunities. This people-to-people development approach is at the core of our mission of changing lives in a lasting way.
Your donations enable us to make a bigger, more sustainable impact in our work. They enhance our ability to provide short-term technical assistance in countries where it is most needed and where, because of ongoing, complementary ACDI/VOCA activities, it can be most effective.
Please consider making a contribution today to help better connect beneficiaries to the know-how and resources they need to succeed in the global economy.
Learn more about this important work: ACDI/VOCA Volunteers: People-to-People International Development (PDF, 1.77 MB)
Plant the Seed of Technology: For the latest information on the successful campaign to help Egyptian farming families grow more—and earn more—through the gift of technology and education, click here.
Gift of Coffee Excellence: For the latest information on our successful "Gift of Coffee Excellence" campaign to outfit a coffee research institute in Bolivia so rural farmers can reach global markets and earn more money, click here.
Haiti Relief and Recovery: For more information on our successful jobs creation program in Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Greenest of Gifts: For the latest information on our successful "Greenest of Gifts" campaign of providing a greenhouse, irrigation kit and training from a volunteer expert in Kenya, click here.
List of Founding Contributors
- CoBank, ACB
- Miller & Shook
- Damon Szymanski
- Dr. Poul Hansen
- Carl Leonard
Additional Work Funded by the VOCA Fund
Banda Aceh, Indonesia—a tsunami recovery project, funded by the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund, helped to rebuild a boat-building business that is the area’s primary employer.
VOAGRO, Bolivia—funded by Agrocapital, a Bolivian rural lending institution, this project provided volunteer technical assistance to the institution’s agribusiness clients.
Pictured at top left: Kent Allen, a volunteer from Wyoming with extensive experience in seismic-safe construction, traveled to Haiti and trained 40 local trainers and area craftsmen in light construction techniques. The training was made possible with donations to the VOCA Fund.