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John Deere Foundation

John Deere Foundation

The Mercy Corps and John Deere Foundation partnership is young, but is built on a strong alignment of shared goals and a desire to create lasting change in smallholder farmers’ lives. It began in 2014 with a volunteer project in Indonesia wherein John Deere employees worked alongside Mercy Corps staff to assess rice farmers’ greatest needs and connect to the company’s greater purpose — to feed the world. As a result of that trip, and with financial support from the John Deere Foundation, Mercy Corps launched a new three year program in Indonesia to support smallholder rice farmers. The program is designed to increase rice farmer household incomes by developing the capacity of farmer groups and improving access to financial and rural advisory services. Mercy Corps is excited about the opportunity to scale this model in the region and the continued growth of the Mercy Corps and John Deere Foundation partnership.

MasterCard

MasterCard

MasterCard and Mercy Corps have worked together since 2012, with a focus on emergency response, technology in aid and economic and market development, all with the ultimate goal of promoting inclusive and equitable economic growth in the world’s most challenging environments. Together through our partnership, we have reached more than 70,000 individuals, with ambitious goals to reach many more. Over the years we have worked in partnership to test technology solutions to deliver aid more efficiently, effectively and securely in times of emergency and conflict, and we have learned a lot along the way. To continue this important work Mercy Corps, with the support of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, launched the Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Center in 2015. The Network aims to connect leaders in the humanitarian, financial services, and technology sectors to improve how electronic cash and vouchers are used to assist survivors of natural disasters and conflict globally.

REI

REI

Since the first massive Nepal earthquake struck near Kathmandu on April 25, 2015, Mercy Corps’ team on the ground worked tirelessly to address the urgent needs of survivors. REI chose to partner with Mercy Corps due to our long established presence in the country and deep understanding of Nepali culture and supply chains. REI made a $50,000 corporate grant and reached out to their network of employees and members to ask that they support Nepali survivors with a donation to Mercy Corps. The response was incredible and REI raised more than $900,000 in donations to support Mercy Corps’ emergency response. As a result of this partnership and generous contribution, Mercy Corps was able to provide emergency supplies, including clothing, blankets, water purification solution, cooking utensils, mosquito nets and shelter supplies as well as support communities’ longer-term recovery. REI’s passion for helping Nepalis in need and their generous and caring network of employees and members has impacted thousands of people and given new hope to a country devastated by tragedy.