Food For Progress in Guatemala
Counterpart International was launched in 1965 as the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific and changed its name to Counterpart International as the bulk of its operations moved to the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. Counterpart has more than 500 staff and a budget of US$125 million and works directly or with partners in more than 60 countries.
It implements programs in Eurasia, the former Soviet Union, the Subcontinent, Central and South East Asia, North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Oceania. Its primary purpose is to build the capacity of local communities, and the institutions which serve them, to address self-defined needs in sustainable, practical and culturally appropriate ways. This is done by building the capacity of local partners to solve their own problems in all areas of civil soci-ety and development.