About MEDA-Mennonite Economic Development Associates

Creating business solutions to poverty

For more than 50 years, MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) has been designing and implementing innovative and effective market-driven economic development programs that improve the livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty around the world.

Founded by a small group of service-oriented business people, MEDA has grown to become a large, dynamic international organization comprised of thousands of members and supporters across North America and Europe. MEDA believes its work is not done until it is proven to be sustainable, replicable, scalable and measurable.

We are a recognized leader for establishing best practices in financial services, investment fund development, market development and solving poverty by responding to each population’s unique needs. MEDA’s competitive edge is to solve issues of poverty through business solutions that integrate all three of our areas of strength.

Our professional, committed staff have grassroots experience, a business orientation and the ability to work at large-scale development issues.

* Including: ACDI VOCA, AED, Aga Khan Foundation, CARE , CIDA, Heifer International, IDB, IDE, The MasterCard Foundation, Shorebank International, Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, USAID, World Bank, World Vision