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Building Inclusive Economies
A regional economic development program in the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans helps women, youth and other vulnerable groups increase their income and secure decent jobs.
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Helvetas works to alleviate poverty and advance human rights in 39 countries.
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.
USAID Award to Strengthen the Private Sector in Bangladesh
Helvetas is collaborating with the private sector to lead the new Shamortha Plus Activity. The program aims to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on food-processing companies and marginalized women and youth.
Supporting People Fleeing the War in Ukraine
A humanitarian catastrophe continues in Ukraine. Helvetas is working on an emergency response with partners to provide basic necessities and shelter for children, women and men.
We reach 4.8 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.
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 300 projects working toward sustainable solutions.
Suspension Bridges: Lifelines to the World
Clean Drinking Water and Hygiene Make for Good Health
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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.
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