© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen
Bangladesh

Clean Drinking Water from the Skies Above

Helvetas enables disadvantaged populations to collect rainwater in cisterns and filter basins to store clean drinking water for the dry season.
© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen

Projects in Bangladesh

Our topics

© Helvetas / Narendra Shrestha

Sustainable & Inclusive Economies

Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.
© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen

Water

The most vulnerable communities of the world suffer from dirty water.. Every year, we support up to 500,000 people in getting access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities.

Skills Development and Education

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Gender and Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.

Governance, Peace & Migration

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

Multimedia Stories from our Partner Countries

A Farmer’s Daughter Goes to College

Read about how the Chakma built up a tree nursery with Helvetas’ support and escaped from poverty.
© Helvetas / Alexa Mekonen
Story of Nasrin Begum and her family who live in one of the most vulnerable coastal districts in Bangladesh. Nasrin and her family are among many who are severely affected by water salinity.

Growing medicinal plants in the Chittagong Hills Tracts of Bangladesh

Read how Mujib Chakma’s family increased their income by cultivating medicinal plants in the minorities region of Bangladesh.

About the Helvetas country program in Bangladesh

Helvetas Bangladesh is part of a network of independent development organizations. With head offices in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, Helvetas is working in 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people every year. We implement development projects in the areas of water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy and peace, and climate and the environment. Helvetas also provides emergency response after disasters.