Acra

Innovative solutions tackling poverty.


CLUSTER: International cooperation projects

START DATE: May 1968

website

CONTACTS

http://www.acra.it;

info@acra.it


KEY WORDS
co-development, international, market-based solutions, social enterprises
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ACRA

whereVia Lazzaretto, 3 20124 Milano

who

PROMOTERS:
Originally created as an organization by Italian volunteers supported by the European Commission and Foundations from the countries of intervention in partnership with local government, citizens, water companies, universities and research centres, national agencies and programmes and private companies.

BENEFICIARIES:
People in development countries.

what

BENEFICIARY NEEDS:
Universal and sustainable water, food, energy and educational services.

SOLUTION:
ACRA is committed to ending poverty through market-based solutions with high social and economic impact. It creates and strengthens social enterprise ventures turning them into powerful agents of change. ACRA builds learning corridors amongst Regions,facilitating the scaling up of social enterprises across the world.

why it is
interesting

They develop projects of education and co-development (a new direction of International Cooperation) using local resources to solve their own needs, with a high social and economic impact.

IMPACT:
32 people employed in Italy, 359 people employed abroad, 405.333 direct beneficiaries.