USAID, the US Agency for International Development, is the foremost US government body dedicated to fighting poverty around the world. USAID aims to tackle chronic hunger and food insecurity while fostering the conditions by which populations can tackle extreme poverty and build stable and inclusive societies. The agency partners and cooperates with numerous global NGOs and governments to find sustainable solutions to illiteracy and innumeracy, poor-health, disempowerment and marginalization due to race, creed or gender.