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Helping people from one of the most remote region of the country to improve their living conditions

Improving living conditions in rural areas

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Projects in Kygyzstan

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WASH & Water Governance

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.
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Private Sector Development

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.

Climate & Disaster Resilience

Every year, we support over 1,000,000 people in adapting to climate change, reducing the risks of disasters, sustainably managing natural resources, and conserving nature.

Education and Vocational Skills

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

Voice, Inclusion & Cohesion

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

About the Helvetas country program in Kyrgyzstan

Helvetas is an international network of independent affiliate member organisations working in the field of development cooperation and emergency response. As a network, we promote the fundamental rights of individuals and groups and strengthen governments and other duty bearers in their service provision. The Helvetas network builds upon six decades of development experience. With 1400 collaborators, it is engaged in 29 countries.

Helvetas is involved in every area that has an impact on people’s livelihoods - water, food and the environment, as well as bridges and roads. Through educational programs and building democracy, Helvetas enables disadvantaged people to actively determine and improve their living conditions.

In Kyrgyzstan, Helvetas started its activities in November 1994. For 24 years, the organization implemented a number of different projects. At the moment, Helvetas in Kyrgyzstan implements 6 different projects in three main areas - Rural Economy, Education and Skills Development, Government and Peace.