- International Solidarity Foundation
The International Solidarity Foundation (ISF) is an experienced Finnish development cooperation organisation which implements development cooperation projects in Nicaragua, Uganda and Somaliland with the aim of furthering issues pertaining to gender equality, poverty alleviation and civil society.
The values that guide our work are solidarity, equality, equity and participation.
Through long-term projects in the partner countries, ISF aims at improving the living conditions of the poorest sectors of society, particularly women and children. In all projects, ISF encourages women to participate in the development of their own community. The main objective is to strengthen women’s social, economic and political status and to provide the poorest people with opportunities for decent work.
ISF is a partner of the Finnish Partnership Agreement Scheme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Around 150 000 people in three countries benefit from the work of ISF.
The goals of the ISF are:
- to reduce poverty
- to support democratic development
- to promote equality and human rights
In 2012, 76% of ISF’s development programme was funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and 24% of the funds came mostly from our supporters. ISF’s total yearly budget is approximately 2,8 million euros. More than 20 000 Finns support the ISF financially or by following our work.