Welcome to Codespa America

Our Mission

CODESPA AMERICA's mission is to empower the poor in their professional lives and integrate them into local markets, enabling them to provide for their families and for their futures. We foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, personal human dignity and sense of accomplishment that comes with economic independence and professional contribution to the community. We implement development projects creating economic opportunities for the poor in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Where we work:

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Our Approach

We approach the poor not as savior but as companion. Our teams reside in the countries where we operate and work with the poor in rural areas and distressed urban neighborhoods. We provide them with the professional formation, financial credit, business training and low-cost technology they need to improve their product quality, increase their productivity and sell their goods on the market.

Partnerships for Development

CODESPA America is proud to work in close connection with the technical expertise, project portfolio and network of Fundación CODESPA.

With 30 years of experience, Fundación CODESPA has performed more than 850 projects in 21 countries. CODESPA has long had the confidence of His Majesty the King of Spain, Felipe VI, honorary president of the Board of Directors of Fundación CODESPA, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, the European Union, UNDP, IADB, and a wide variety of government agencies, private corporations and private foundations from around the world:

European Commission
World Bank
Inter American Development Bank
AECID
Banco de Desarrollo de America Latina
UNDP
PWC
Accion Social Colombia
Aldea Global
ANE
APTHAPI
Associacion El Balsamo
Associacion Oujda Ain Ghazal 2000
South Bronx Educational Fund
Banco ADOPEM
Banco Urquijo
BBVA
Boston Consulting Group
Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economica
Fundacion Belcorp
BTC
UN Volunteers Inspiration in Action
Centro de Capacitacion CALMECAC
Carrefour
Asociacion casa del agua
Agenca Ctalana de Cooperacio al Desenvolupament
Generalitat de Catalunya
CETEC
CIRAD
Comunidad de Madrid
Corporacion Nacional de Finanzas Populares y Solidarias Ecuador
Coopefacsa
DARD
Dir cetur Peru
DTS Consultores
Ebrofundacion
Fondo Desarrollo Local
Fondo Ecuatoriano
FUNBANCAFE
Fundacion Carvajal
Fundacion REDDOM
Generalitat Valenciana
Grupo CEIBA
Hanoi University
IDE
IESE
Ineco
JACARAFE
JAD
Junta de Castilla y Leon
La Tierra de los Yachaqs
Laudes Infantis
MINCETUR Peru
Ministerio Turismo Republica Dominicana
Mirja Sachs
Ayuntamiento de Sevilla
Obra Social La Caixa
OIRSA
PCS
PDAP
Peru Ministerio de Educacion
Pro Rural
RedE America
RENAFIPSE
Runa Tupari
Umoja Developmente Durable
Universidad-ISA
Valle Verde
Vallen Paz
Visita SRA Recasens
WU Vietnam