Mercy Corps, our first Western Union's Our World, Our Family® program partner, helps people in the world's toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, Mercy Corps programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Since 2007, our partnership with Mercy Corps has positively impacted more than 650,000 lives.
Our World, Our Family was designed to support people in ways that are distinctly Western Union. With Mercy Corps, we've been able to do just that, reaching 500,000+ people with financial literacy tools and efforts that have helped small businesses boost revenue and create jobs, educated remittance receivers on the importance of saving for the future and provided migrants and immigrants with the tools they need to get settled and get ahead.
In times of disaster, we're there together too. In China, in Haiti and across the globe, we've been able to help thousands of people survive natural disasters and build back better. Through these programs and our core business, we help sustain lives and livelihoods.
- 5,200 small business owners with skills to boost revenue and create jobs in a tough economy
- 36,600 remittance receivers with training and tools to save for the future
- 50,000 newly-arrived migrants with tools to get settled and get ahead
And, these numbers continue to grow.