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

Improving living conditions in rural areas

© Helvetas

How Helvetas Supports People in Kyrgyzstan

Learn how farmers in Kyrgyzstan improve their earnings and defuse local conflicts over water.

Our events

Throughout 2018, there will be a lot of events organized by Helvetas all over the country. Never miss a one of them and always stay informed of our current events.

Selected Projects in Kygyzstan

Multimedia Stories from Helvetas all around the world

National Conference_PSI | © Helevetas

30 municipalities of Issyk-Kul and Jalal-Abad provinces exchanged best practices on improving services at the local level in Kyrgyzstan

On November 30, 2018, a Conference on best practices to improve public service delivery at the local level was held in Bishkek.
© Helvetas

Promoting the Right to Education in Kyrgyzstan

The adaption classes for children with special needs were opened in Jeti-Oguz municipality

Where and how we work

© Helvetas / Hanspeter Bundi

Where we work

Helvetas helps people in some thirty different countries to actively improve their living conditions. Find out more about our work in each of these countries.

Our Working Principles and Approaches

We strive for a fairer world in which everyone can fulfill their basic needs. We support people in taking charge of improving their livelihoods sustainably.


Sustainable development only works within the right policy framework. Helvetas advocates for dialog with political decision-makers.

Our topics

Skills Development and Education

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

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.

Sustainable and 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 / Christian Bobst

Rural Access

Lack of transport infrastructure makes it impossible for the poor to escape the poverty trap. We help people get better access to markets, schools and hospitals.
© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen


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.

Environment and Climate Change

Every year, we support over 1,000,000 people adapt to climate change, reduce the risks of disasters, sustainably manage natural resources, and conserve nature.

Gender and Social Equity

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

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.

Helvetas - a partner for true change
Truly changing lives
Change takes place where people have decided to break new ground. Teófilo Caraballo, for example. He made it possible for his family to drink clean water from their own tap.