Riverbed Farming         

Landless families in Nepal are growing vegetables in riverbeds. The income from selling their produce provides a path out of poverty.

Helvetas works to alleviate poverty and advance human rights in 39 countries.

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Where We Work

We work alongside local partners to fight poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Learn more about how we support transitional and developing countries. 

Supporting People Fleeing the War in Ukraine

A humanitarian catastrophe is underway in Ukraine. Helvetas has launched an emergency response with partners to provide basic necessities and shelter for children, women and men.

World Climate Report (IPCC) 2022

Climate change is more serious and is happening faster than predicted. Helvetas calls for more ambitious, multi-sectoral and globally coordinated action.

We reach 5 million people with vital services and information every year. 

Bridges & Roads

We build critical transport infrastructure that helps rural populations get better access to markets, schools and hospitals.
© Axel Fassio

WASH & Water Governance

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

Private Sector Development

Youth need access to reliable, fairly paid jobs to break the cycle of poverty. Helvetas creates partnerships and promotes policies that build more inclusive economies.

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.

Helvetas supports more than 370 projects working toward sustainable solutions. 

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