SUCO is a Canadian international cooperation agency founded in 1961. We carry out sustainable development projects to strengthen personal, organizational and community autonomy in seven countries: Burkina Faso, Haiti, Honduras, Mali, Nicaragua, Peru and Senegal.
Our expertise: food security
- Sustainable agriculture
- Local development and mobilization
Our approach: support for autonomy and the ability to act
- Long-term transfer of skills and expertise to the population
- Individual coaching
- Inclusion with communities
Stories from the front lines
SUCO’s stories are stories of meetings held, bridges built, connections made. When you work closely with people you can build relationships, come to understand their joys and sorrows, their problems and successes, and establish common understanding, the basis for any successful international cooperation.
This is why SUCO works closely with people but doesn’t take their place. In the process of change, our role consists of helping a population to empower itself with all the means necessary to progress economically, socially, politically and ecologically.
How? By taking part in activities within their reach, people attain their goals. With success comes the feeling, even the conviction, that they can act and have an impact. This is when expectations change with respect to life, the family, the community and society. This is empowerment: the reason why we work closely with people!