Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps in Kyrgyzstan has one overall ultimate goal to contribute to the strengthening of communities and institutions, so they are better able to work together to build healthy, financially stable communities based on civil society principles. In 1994 Mercy Corps became one of the first international non-governmental organizations to work in the newly independent Kyrgyzstan. Today our programs reach more than 500,000 people in all major urban and rural communities of the country’s seven regions.
Mercy Kyrgyzstan’s flagship McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a five-year multi-sectoral program that is implemented country-wide supporting improved learning environments for children through enhancing child nutrition, school infrastructure and education policies working towards achieving sustainable national school feeding programs.