SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation. We believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. Starting out in the Netherlands more than 40 years ago, we now work in 36 countries, with offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Balkans. Our global team of over 1,100 professionals works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. This empowers them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. By sharing our specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, we contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today – helping to find local solutions to global challenges and sowing the seeds of lasting change. SNV aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of approximately 40 million people living in poverty over the period 2011-2015.