Our vision is for a world in which vulnerable people have more opportunities to advance themselves. The purpose of our social enterprise is to work with those people to build a better future.

We focus on problems and timeframes that are difficult but tractable; tractable because we can see possibilities to transform them; and transformational in measurably improving people’s lives. We map our path with thematic and geographic mission statements. We walk these paths by nimbly combining rigorous learning and flexible sourcing of external funds. We measure our performance by our impact on beneficiary communities and the way in which our services change the lives of individual women, men and children.

You can read more about the qualities of our work here. Our supporters include international organizations, national governments and private philanthropists.

What people ask us

Where does Seefar operate?

The best way to see that is to visit the Locations page. Our corporate headquarters is in Hong Kong. We have subsidiaries and operational partnerships in places like Indonesia, Afghanistan, Belgium, Turkey, the UK and Ethiopia.

How are you funded?

You can see a range of our supporters on the Supporters page.

How big are you?

A small-medium enterprise that is growing fast. You can see our size in terms of human resources by checking our LinkedIn page.

What’s the history behind Seefar?

Seefar was founded in April 2014 as a social enterprise by people who had reflected on how we could combine the best parts of a private sector focus on results with a social purpose dedicated to vulnerable people. We apply commercial strategies to social progress and we are not a profit-driven organization. We do not pay dividends to shareholders. We started with two full-time personnel, who are happy to have a team that is now more than 50 times larger to make this happen.

If you are now Seefar, what happened to Farsight?

Seefar was founded in 2014 as Farsight. A period of significant growth during 2016 brought with it a need to clarify and prioritize our mission statements, themes and services. In March 2017 we commenced trading as Seefar. You can still see our former name pop up in research reports and work we have done.

What kind of people work for Seefar?

There’s quite a mixture. We have people from 25 different nationalities. We avoid a subcontracting approach to our project operations, which means we have a lot of people living in rural areas around the world. Almost everyone who works for us has some prior experience working in the international development and security sectors, combined with some experience working in a private company.

How do I get a job with Seefar?

The first step is to consider whether you want to work for a social enterprise focused on the mission we have. The next step is to visit the Recruitment page.