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Video: Landesa fights poverty by providing land rights to the poor.

Landesa's ability to make a real impact in the world is possible because of the generous support of visionary philanthropists like Omidyar Network who make strategic investments for long-term results. Omidyar Network's investment has helped to increase our capacity to have an impact on helping poor families help themselves.

— Tim Hanstad, Landesa President and CEO

Landesa is an international nonprofit that enables the world's rural poor to attain secure land rights and achieve greater economic and social mobility.

Why We Invested

International nonprofit Landesa empowers the world’s rural poor by providing them opportunities to obtain secure property rights and achieve greater security, stability, and wealth.

With a team of experts in land law and policy, Landesa specializes in developing public-private collaborations to help rural families access land and gain legal literacy. It works with governments, foreign aid agencies, and other partners to reform land law and build the local legal capacity necessary to ensure that property rights are granted and protected. Landesa currently operates in 10 countries, with offices in Beijing, China; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kigali, Rwanda; and Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, and Kolkata in India.

  • Enabled more than 120 million families across 45 countries to reap the benefits of land rights
  • Conducted research and advising in regions worldwide, including Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa