End global poverty.
Build sustainable economies.

We need diverse partners to join our efforts to bring visibility to and invest in small businesses in frontier markets.

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Together we can create jobs, build sustainable economies, and tackle global poverty by finding, building, and connecting local entrepreneurs to supply chains and investment.

Why partner with Building Markets?


To date, Building Markets has helped create over 73 thousand jobs and redirected nearly $1.4 billion into local economies.


Building Markets verifies competitive small businesses through in-person surveys and closely tracks job creation.


Building Markets has scaled large programs in 8 diverse markets and is growing. The model can be adapted to make a specific impact towards goals in areas like sustainability, climate, and gender.

We work with governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs, foundations, and value-aligned companies and individuals

An Individual

Invest in small businesses that change the world. Make a one-time or recurring gift. Learn more about various ways to give.

Major gifts of $10,000 or more also make an incredible impact in the markets where we work. If you are interested in learning more about our proven, scalable model to create jobs in crisis-affected countries, email our team at giving@buildingmarkets.org.

A Company or Brand

By partnering with Building Markets, companies and brands have the opportunity to demonstrate their values and commitment to supporting an end to global poverty and advocating for climate resilience and equity worldwide. When working with Building Markets, we will discuss ways to engage your company and employees in ways that meet business, sustainability, and social impact goals.

To find out more, email partnerships@buildingmarkets.org.

A Foundation, Government, or Multilateral Organization

Since its founding in 2004, Building Markets has raised over $60 million from committed donors and partners, including USAID, DFID, the United States Department of State, the Skoll Foundation, and Humanity United. To learn more about working with Building Markets, please email partnerships@buildingmarkets.org.

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We sincerely thank our donors and partners who have made the work of Building Markets possible through their generous support.

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