By supporting technology innovations, we empower people to thrive in the digital economy. Our solutions create IT careers for youth in Asia, support entrepreneurs in Latin America, and enable access to financial resources in Africa. These efforts help lift people out of poverty, support community development, and drive economic growth.
Society prospers when more people contribute to their local economies. Through cash grants, advisory support, and donations of Cisco technology, we accelerate global problem solving by creating opportunities for underserved communities worldwide.
Through a global network of partners, we’re forming pathways to success for disadvantaged youth, helping women in developing nations become financially self-sufficient, and matching U.S. military veterans to civilian jobs.
To accelerate global problem solving, we need financially sustainable solutions that address different issues in different parts of the world. That’s why we invest in early-stage solutions that leverage technology to create meaningful impact at scale.
Measuring the results of our economic empowerment investments is critical. Whether employing healthcare agents in remote villages of Africa, training future IT workers in India, or helping U.S. military veterans find civilian jobs, we’re having a measurable impact.
27% reduction in child mortality rate at an average cost of just US$2 per person per year through Living Goods
11 million people gained access to financial services through Opportunity International
75% employment for low income youth and women in India trained through Anudip
With financial services and training, all people have the opportunity to achieve life free from poverty.
AnnieCannons helps women break the cycle of exploitation by providing tech training to survivors of human trafficking.
Laboratoria empowers young women from low-income backgrounds in Latin America by giving them access to education and work in the digital sector.
Kiva reshapes access to financial services around the world by providing an online, crowdsourced, peer-to-peer lending network for underserved individuals globally.
See how Cisco helped Anudip reach 70,000 young people in India with IT skills training and employment programs.