After returning from a mission to Brazil in 1992, a group of development professionals created ESSOR with others interested in international solidarity initiatives. Supported by the association Inter Aide, ESSOR began developing projects in Brazil and then started initiatives in Mozambique in 1997. Today the organisation has six employees in France, one in Brazil, three in Mozambique and one in Cape Verde. ESSOR also benefits from the support of 20 volunteers.
Established in 1992 through the combined effort of development professionals and individuals wanting to get involved in international solidarity or humanitarian aid initiatives, ESSOR is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that carries out development projects in Portuguese-speaking and French-speaking countries, particularly Brazil and Moçambique.
Help those communities most in need, improve the living conditions of these populations, and increase the ability of citizens to take control of their lives
> Identify, develop, launch and monitor sustainable development programs
> Establish partnerships with organisations in the South
> Provide education in the field of development
Our Action Principles and values
We direct our actions according to the basic needs of the communities we seek to help. Our initiatives extend across a range of fields: education, professional training and employment access, AIDS prevention, preventive health and social counselling, agricultural support, delinquency prevention, housing sanitation and improvement, and training for institutional and community stakeholders. As these projects have developed over time, we have noticed with great pleasure that the work of ESSOR and its partners in the South have resulted in a major “leverage effect” on local social policies.
The funds we raise have also allowed us to increase and improve our initiatives in the field. Pursuant to Loi 1901, ESSOR is supervised by a board of directors that meets twice a year.
Our accounts are controlled by a registered auditor. Operational expenses do not exceed 10% of our total budget.Dedicated to concrete actions in the field, ESSOR is a humanitarian association based in Nord-Pas-de-Calais that strives to maintain the quality and longevity of its development initiatives. Efficiency, proximity, trust, diligence, solidarity and team work are the values that rally the members of ESSOR around a common goal: to promote sustainable development in the countries where we operate.