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All-weather roads and bridges offer rural residents lifelines to markets and essential services. Helvetas works with local partners to build these connections and open pathways to new opportunities.
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Where and How We Work
Where We Work
Helvetas helps people in more than thirty countries, actively improve their living conditions. Find out more about our work in each of these countries here.
We strive for a fairer world in which everyone can fulfill their basic needs. We help people improve their own livelihoods in sustainable ways.
Meet Helvetas’ multi-disciplinary team of development experts, who advise local governments, the private sector and civil society organizations.
We’re helping people get better access to markets, schools and hospitals.
Education and Vocational Skills
Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.
Governance, Peace & Migration
In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.
Every year, we help 500,000 people gain access to drinking water and basic sanitation.
Private Sector Development
Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.
Gender and Social Equity
Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.
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.
Preparing for Extreme Weather with Resilient Infrastructure
Suspension Bridges: Lifelines to the World
Protecting and Sustainably Using Forests
Clean Drinking Water and Hygiene Make for Good Health
Improving People’s Living Conditions and Health Conditions
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Travel around the world with our stories
Stateless – the Fate of the Rohingya
In a refugee camp in Bangladesh, Rabeya Begum and Mohamad do everything they can to enable their young son Mohamad Rizwan to live in dignity.
Where the Sun Pumps the Water
How the construction of a solar pump has made life easier for the people of a small village in Mali.
Hoping for a Better Life
Day after day, more than 1,500 mostly young people leave Nepal. One of them, Suraj Ghalan, wants to work in Saudi Arabia.
Our latest blogs & news
12. April 2021
Campaigning for Growth: Albanian Farmers Unite to Reduce Fuel Prices
11. April 2021
Inclusive Plug Episode 12: Does the Monitoring & Results Measurement System Serve Development Projects?
06. April 2021
INGOs Call for an End to Violence Against Civilians Including Children and Warn of Imminent Humanitarian Crisis
01. April 2021
Ethiopia: Statement on the Killing of Humanitarian Aid Workers
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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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