A Dutch nonprofit by the name of SNV has been working for the last 50 or so years to alleviate poverty in some of the poorest countries of the world -- helping to provide locals with means of increasing their incomes, amongst other things. The international development organization, a 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize finalist, has over its period of activity (so far) built a presence in many of the countries of Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
In the SNV's own words, the aim of the organization is to "make a lasting difference in the lives of millions of people living in poverty," as "no-one should have to live in poverty" and "all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development."
Amongst the other ways of helping, the SNV provides specialist expertise in agriculture; renewable energy; and water, sanitation, & hygiene to locals in order to improve circumstances.
The SNV is currently active in 38 different countries, and is based out of The Hague, in the Netherlands.
Here's some information on the organization's structure:
SNV is led by a Managing Board, made up of our Chief Executive, the Managing Director for Global Support Services and our Managing Directors for Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.
SNV's work is monitored by the SNV Supervisory Board, who ensure we are carrying out our mission – to alleviate poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries – in the most effective and efficient way possible. Our International Advisory Board helps expand the scale, impact and visibility of our work globally.
SNV’s advisors are leading experts in their fields, with in-depth understanding of the local contexts in which we work. Our advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and almost 90% are nationals of the countries in which we operate. We currently employ over a thousand professionals in numerous offices around the world.
Here's a timeline showcasing some of the landmarks of the organization's work to date: