Our approach

Eliminating poverty isn’t easy.
Our approach is both tested and adaptable.

Over the course of 50 years, Concern Worldwide’s effectiveness, built on a committed, consistent approach, has gained the respect of donors, peers, partner organizations, and communities. We’re proud of that record, but focused on the challenges ahead. Extreme poverty and suffering persist in too many parts of the world. One billion people struggle to live on less than $1.90 a day. That’s unacceptable.


We work with some of the world’s poorest people to transform their lives. We do this by transforming into action the concern of our global supporters, team, partners, and the communities themselves. We work in a number of program areas, with particular focus on helping people recover from disaster, get nutritious food and adequate health care, and strengthen their resilience to the effects of climate change.

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  • Working hand in hand with families and communities and listening to their needs
  • Combining their knowledge and experience to target the root causes of poverty, often through innovative approaches
  • Building programs that most often focus on women and children
  • Crafting solutions that can last and spread under the steam of the communities themselves
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We work where we are needed most in response to both disaster and chronic, extreme poverty. We focus our efforts on the most vulnerable communities and often some of the hardest to reach. This year, we are working in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, reaching nearly seven million people.

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