Aid for Earthquake Victims in Nepal

On the evening of November 4, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Jajarkot and Rukum regions in northwestern Nepal. Your support allows us to distribute food, thermal blankets, mattresses and warm clothes, provide people with hygiene kits and water filters, and repair damaged water pipes. Thank you for your generosity!

Thank you for your donation

0.9 percent of funds flow directly to projects. The average administrative effort at Helvetas is only 9.1 percent, and includes operational costs for human resources, accounting, IT, infrastructure, fundraising and advertising. This is below the ZEWO average of 21 percent

Depending on the payment method you choose, different transaction fees apply. The following fees are charged:

  • Twint 1.3%
  • QR-bill 0.2%
  • Mastercard 1.3%
  • PostFinance 2.0%
  • Visa 1.3%
  • PayPal 3.9%
  • Google Pay 3.2%
  • Apple Pay 3.2.%

Helvetas has been Zewo-certified since 1957. The Zewo seal of quality recognizes trustworthy aid organizations when donations are used for a specific purpose, effectively and economically. The seal of quality is awarded after successful testing by Zewo. The aid organizations are regularly checked to ensure that the resources entrusted to them are used conscientiously.

You can reach our patron service team from Monday to Friday by email at or by telephone on +41 44 368 65 00.

We send a thank you for all online donations by email. For environmental and resource reasons, you will only receive an additional thank you letter if you make an online donation of 500 francs or more. For legal reasons, our offer is primarily aimed at people who live in Switzerland.

Your data will be treated confidentially. Helvetas does not trade in addresses, does not rent, sell or exchange personal data. We comply with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act. We also adhere to the ZEWO standards and the ethical guidelines for fundraising from Swissfundraising, the Swiss association of fundraisers.