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OUR MISSION

PICO ORGANIZES IN RWANDA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND HAITI BECAUSE WE RECOGNIZE THE GLOBAL NATURE OF OUR ISSUES, THE IMPACT OF U.S. POWER IN THESE COUNTRIES AND THE MANDATE OF OUR FAITH TO BE BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO ALL. PICO INTERNATIONAL HAS PROVIDED ONGOING CONSULTATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ESTABLISH LOCALLY OWNED ORGANIZATIONS IN THOSE PARTS OF THE WORLD. STAFF, CLERGY AND GRASSROOTS LEADERS IN EACH OF THESE COUNTRIES ARE MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS. WITH A RELATIVELY SMALL INVESTMENT, ORGANIZING HAS INVOLVED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT RESULTS.

Mumeya Kids Rev

Rwanda

PICO Rwanda believes that lasting improvements are dependent upon Rwandans working side-by-side, developing capacity as they take on critical community needs. We envision a future Rwanda where Rwandans are equipped with the skills to solve any and all problems they face.

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Cofoa March

Central America

Comunidades de Fe Organizadas para la Accion (COFOA) is PICO’s organization in El Salvador where we are building the capacity of ordinary people to become leaders, demonstrate self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and bring their faith values into the public arena to transform their communities into better places to live.

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Capotille Women Harvest Peanuts Rev

Haiti

Organisation Oecumenique pour le Developpement du Nord-Est (OPODNE) is PICO International’s newest organizing project.  Formally launched in 2014 by leaders from across Northeast Haiti, they approved their constitution, elected officers, and pledged to put their faith in action to improve the quality of life for the many families facing poverty and marginalization.

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