Covid-19 Critical Interventions

Good hygiene is essential for disease prevention, but millions of people lack ready access to water, much less a handwashing facility. Our entrepreneurial projects across the globe are empowering vulnerable communities to combat the pandemic. 

Helvetas works to alleviate poverty and advance human rights in 30 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. 

2020 Annual Report 

Helvetas supported over 5 million people during a global pandemic, adapting more than 149 projects to help communities alleviate the many hardships brought by the coronavirus. 

Helvetas' New Strategy

International development requires a careful balance of agility and planning. Helvetas' Strategy 2021-2024 shares how we use 60 years of experience to navigate ever-changing environments and ensure our work is sustainable.

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

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Bridges & Roads

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