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.