Annual Report 2023

EUROPE & ASIA

Europe and Asia
In 2023, Global Communities worked in six countries in Europe and Asia, connecting young people, women and other marginalized groups with economic opportunities and tools to lift their own voices, lead their communities and secure healthier, more prosperous futures. As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continued into its second year, Global Communities also remained committed to increasing the safety and well-being of those who have been displaced or affected by the war.
Europe and Asia

$4.3+ million

value of emergency procurements (e.g., generators, excavators and water cisterns) provided to 67 territorial communities in 9 oblasts of Ukraine

900

Kosovo youth trained in leadership, civic action and personal development to become catalysts for positive change in their communities

1,740

Sri Lankan citizens participated in activities designed to promote tolerance or peace or to counter extremism

$21.5 million

total amount of loans disbursed to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises in Romania

$390,000+

total value of microgrants issued to 43 Ukrainian small businesses

ABOUT EUROPE & ASIA

Our Work in the Europe & Asia

ABOUT EUROPE & ASIA

Our Work in the Europe & Asia

I feel like another person, so inspired by what I do together with these children, as if I am healing on my own.

Nadiia
Community kitchen volunteer

ALL REGIONS

Our Work in Other Regions

Africa

Africa

Building on more than three decades of experience in Africa, we partnered with communities across nine countries in 2023 to expand access to healthy school meals, aid pastoralists through one of the longest and most severe droughts in history, and drive health transformation through community-led strategies and systems strengthening. We also supported women’s savings groups and young worker cooperatives to lay the groundwork for more equitable economic growth.

The Americas

In 2023, Global Communities partnered directly with local leaders, governments, schools, businesses and civil society organizations to catalyze sustainable and positive change, improving the lives and livelihoods of people in seven countries across the Americas. Whether working with birthing families in California or farmers in Central America, we prioritized breaking down barriers to care, resources and essential interventions that give everyone the chance to thrive.

The Americas
Middle East

Middle East

Global Communities has leveraged decades of learnings across the Middle East to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs caused by conflict and crises. Despite myriad challenges, our teams and local partners worked with steadfast dedication to provide lifesaving emergency relief to individuals and families, while also helping businesses, communities and local governments heal, rebuild and plan for a sustainable recovery.