OIC International (OICI) is a non-profit organization headquartered in the United States. Since 1970, OICI has been improving the quality of life of low-income, disadvantaged individuals through the provision of skills training, business development, health and food security programs in the developing world. OICI's programs are comprehensive in nature, and aim to give individuals the knowledge and tools they need to build sustainable futures for themselves, their families and their communities.
OICI has a team of over 300 skilled management, technical and field staff with expertise in Agriculture, Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Vocational Training & Job Creation, Microenterprise Development, Microfinance, Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS. To ensure maximum impact and results, OICI allocates the majority of its resources to overseas programs, thus the majority of our staff live and work in communities where they are directly implementing OICI programs.
The main tenets of our organizational philosophy are:
Self-help: We believe in empowering individuals, institutions and communities through the transfer of knowledge and skills. Capacity building: OICI's programs equip their beneficiaries with the life, job and business skills that enable them to become productive members of their communities. Social enterprise: All of OICI's programs are designed with the goal of sustainability and are market driven to ensure that they both meet community needs and are based on fiscal responsibility. Partnership: OICI believes that development is a communal effort and that only through effective cooperation will the needs of the developing world be met. In this spirit, OICI has a proud history of welcoming international and national partners in all its work. spacer – less–ZoomInfo