Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

For over 60 years, MEDA has been designing and implementing effective market-driven programs around the world, enabling millions of people to realize their economic and social aspirations. Founded by a group of humanitarian business people, MEDA’s professional and entrepreneurial staff combine innovative private sector solutions with a commitment to the advancement of disadvantaged and vulnerable women, men and children. We forge alliances with enterprises, financial institutions and investment fund managers, along with public sector and civil society partners, to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth for all. Our grounded and human-centric business approach enables us to seek forward-looking and responsive solutions to the rapidly evolving challenges in today’s world – climate change impacts, environmental degradation, income disparity, social inequity, conflict and ethnic tensions. MEDA is a dynamic innovator with recognized expertise in blended finance and impact investing, challenge fund management, market systems and value chain approaches, green growth including climate-smart agriculture, inclusive financial services, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and youth workforce development.

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Jen Santos

Program Director

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Equity, Grant, Guarantee


Access to Networks, Coaching and Mentoring of Management, Financial Management and/or Accounting, Human Resources, Impact Measurement

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