Corus International is the parent of a family of long-serving, faith-based organizations committed to ending poverty and building healthy communities in the world’s most challenging places.
Drawing on a heritage of nearly 150 years, Corus connects and catalyzes non-profit and for-profit subsidiaries that include Lutheran World Relief, IMA World Health, Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing and LWR Farmers Market Coffee. Alongside communities in fragile settings, their dedicated experts integrate disciplines, approaches and people to grow local economies, eliminate extreme poverty, ensure access to quality healthcare, mitigate climate change and respond to humanitarian crises.
What They Do
Corus builds the capacities of local partners and governments and develops with them the resources to respond to the health needs of people affected by poverty, conflict, and other hardships.
Health systems strengthening
Disease prevention and treatment
Maternal and child health
Sexual and gender-based violence response
Global health security
Rural economic development
Corus collaborates with local partners and enterprises to help rural communities develop productive, resilient and stable economies that benefit them.
Market systems analysis
Agriculture value chain strengthening
Climate smart and improved agriculture practices
Water and land management
Enterprise capacity building
Corus invests in enterprises that have the potential to help small-scale farmers capture more value from their crops. Profits beyond what goes to farmers and company growth are reinvested in complementary development programming for local communities.
Organizational management training
Complementary social services
Corus works closely with local communities when a disaster hits over months and years – whether it’s a drought, earthquake or civil war – to help them recover and adjust to new realities, ensuring that they are prepared to withstand the next unexpected challenge.
Cash transfers and vouchers
Non-food items and material resources
Emergency health response
Early recovery and livelihood rehabilitation
Disaster risk reduction
Technology for Development
Corus harnesses the growing accessibility of smartphones and other technologies to improve the rapidity, effectiveness and cost-efficiency of our humanitarian assistance and development programming.
Mobile banking and cash transfers
Mobile data collection and management
Information sharing and education via SMS
Digital learning platforms
Digital administrative systems
Geospatial satellite imagery
Corus promotes gender equity, positive youth development, and resilience in our work. They continually assess the gender constraints, youth needs, and shocks and stressors that are affecting these communities’ ability to thrive. They design programming that addresses the specific needs of women and young people and ensures communities can maintain development gains when difficult times arise.See more