The basis for the work of We Effect is the perception that poverty is not only lack of money, but also lack of power. This lack of power is one of the main obstacles for people living in poverty to improve their situation.

SDG: Sights set on 2030

We Effect works for a sustainable and just world free of poverty. Our strategic ambitions go hand in hand with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN.

Supporting partners creating space

We Effect is a professional development organisation with extensive experience of working with democracy development and poverty reduction. We support our partners to create space in a number of ways.

Local partnership

Working in partnership with local member-based organisations is a fundamental aspect of the way we work. Supporting local organisations instead of individuals ensures long-term sustainable development.

Sustainable rural development

Sustainable rural development is We Effect’s largest thematic working area. We Effect supports smallholder farmers and their organisations. Our support is integral and includes organisational, business and production development.

Adequate housing and habitat

We Effect supports the growth of cooperative housing associations that are self-managed. We support organisations that defend and demand people’s right to adequate housing.


Teody lay down on the highway to save her home

A man soaks a puppy in gasoline and sets it on fire. Two hours later, thousands of families’ homes are in flames. We Effect´s Teody Gacer decided that evil people should not win and went to lie down on the highway to save her home. The super city of Metro Manila is today home to well […]

A dynamic youth school produces the leaders of tomorrow

The participants’ laughter and chatter is heard from afar; it is clear that something exciting is about to happen. The youth school of the Project for Integral Economic Empowerment of Rural Mayan Women (PODEEIR) in Guatemala is about to start its third learning module. Around 30 youths from all over Guatemala have been chosen to […]

A school where women’s stories are heard

In Latin America – the world’s most dangerous continent for women – abuse and violence are a part of the everyday life of many women and girls. In Paraguay, We Effect’s partner organization CONAMURI launched on gender based violence where the participants’ own narratives are part of the solution. In the green and lush backyard […]

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