Project list

Saving water through drip irrigation in Kyrgizstan

It isn’t just a drop in the ocean. In Kyrgyzstan, HELVETAS has been broadening people’s knowledge about agriculture and helping farmers to introduce water-saving irrigation techniques, increasing productivity and farmers’ income at ...
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Enhancing citizen's engagement in Bangladesh

The project aims to make governance work for all segments of society. It therefore empowers the poor to claim their rights and entitlements, and to benefit from effective public services provided by the local governments in Rajshahi ...
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Improving livelihood strategies in Pakistan

The Livelihood Programme supports rural households in improving their livelihood strategies based on their potentials. Furthermore it aims to reduce their vulnerabilities caused by various factors such as natural disasters.
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Using sunlight to purify water in Vietnam

Many infants in Vietnam die of diarrhoeal diseases, while older children and adults also suffer from them. The main cause is contaminated drinking water. And yet there is a very simple method for ridding water of germs – and it uses ...
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Riverbed Farming for the landless in Nepal

The number of landless and land-poor people in Nepal is high and increasing. The main objective of this project is to raise the income of these households. They are supported to engage in horticulture cultivation on the common lands ...
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Prosperity for poor households in Bangladesh

The project called “Samriddhi”, which means ‘prosperity’ in Bangla, contributes to sustainable well-being and resilience of poor and extremely poor households through social and economic empowerment. The project is active in Rajshahi ...
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How latrines became a status symbol in Nepal

The inhabitants of Ghanteshwor in western Nepal are proud of their village, for it has as many toilets as houses. For the villagers this means they can live in dignity and good health; for the latrine-builders, it means a secure ...
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