© Helvetas / Flurina Rothenberger
Myanmar

For a strong civil society

Helvetas contributes to enhance resources and strengthen capacities of local Civil Society Organizations in Myanmar.
© Helvetas / Flurina Rothenberger

How Helvetas Supports People in Mali

Helvetas is active in efforts to integrate young people into the labor market and improve education and the supply of clean drinking water in Mali.

Multimedia Story: A Farmer’s Daughter Goes to College

Read about how the Chakma built up a tree nursery with Helvetas’ support and escaped from poverty.

Multimedia stories from our partner countries

Where Tea Grows on Trees

In the mountainous hinterland of Laos, tea leaves are picked at high altitudes.

Yezina Overcomes Every Hurdle

Yezina won't let her handicap stop her. She wants to become a successful seamstress who decides her own life.

Women Inspiring Change in Guatemala

Young Guatemalan Women are Breaking With Traditional Gender Roles.

Skills Development and Education

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Governance and Peace

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

Sustainable and Inclusive Economies

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.
© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen

Water

The most vulnerable communities of the world suffer from dirty water.. Every year, we support up to 500,000 people in getting access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities.
© Helvetas / Christian Bobst

Rural Access

Lack of transport infrastructure makes it impossible for the poor to escape the poverty trap. We help people get better access to markets, schools and hospitals.

Environment and Climate Change

Every year, we support over 1,000,000 people adapt to climate change, reduce the risks of disasters, sustainably manage natural resources, and conserve nature.

Gender and Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.

About us

Helvetas Germany is an independent development organization that is building capacity in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We bring about real change in the lives of disadvantaged people every day. The organization promotes people´s fair access to vital resources and champions the protection of social, economic, political, ecological and cultural rights and duties. In Germany, Helvetas pushes for demonstrating solidarity and instituting policies towards developing countries which are geared to the needs of the people in these countries. Helvetas is politically and denominationally neutral.

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Helvetas - a partner for true change
Family Chakma experiences true change
Thanks to their tree nursery, a family in Bangladesh has left poverty and deprivation behind. Surjaa Rani Chakma, the eldest daughter, is going to college – something her grandmother and parents would never have dreamed of for themselves.