COOPI is an Italian humanitarian NGO founded in Milan on April 15, 1965
Today we are present in 33 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, with 254 humanitarian projects reaching 6,193,015 people. Since 2006 we have been providing food, education, health and protection to thousands of children in 8 countries through our child sponsorship programs. Since 1965 we have helped 110 million people, through 2,519 projects in 73 countries, employing 5,000 expatriate and more then 65,000 local operators.
COOPI dreams of a world without poverty, able to mirror the ideals of equality and justice, sustainable development and social cohesion thanks to the coming together and cooperation between all people.
Through the commitment, motivation, determination and professionalism of its staff, COOPI aims to contribute to the process of fighting poverty and developing the communities with which it cooperates all over the world, intervening in situations of emergency, reconstruction and development, in order to achieve a better balance between the Global North and the Global South, between developed areas and deprived or developing areas.
For COOPI, credibility and reputation are immensely valuable assets. It is therefore essential that we clearly set out the common values, principles and responsibilities that guide our actions in our relations with donors, beneficiaries, project partners, and the people who work with us and with any stakeholders with an interest in our work.
COOPI draws up policies on issues that are key to its work and on which it has fifty years of consolidated field work experience.
On 15 April 1965 Father Barbieri founded COOPI. This was to be the start of a journey spanning almost 60 years.Discover more
We constantly provide ourselves with the best solutions to meet the challenges of complexity.Discover more
In 2021, COOPI was involved in 254 projects in 33 countries that reached 6,193,015 people.Discover more
COOPI is present in 33 countries and works directly on the main humanitarian crises: Sahel, Syrian crisis, Horn of Africa and Venezuelan crisis.