In the second decade of the 21st century, the world seems an extremely fragmented place. Parts of the world and of global society are enjoying rapid technology progress, an expansion of political freedoms and economic growth, while other parts are suffering from increasing poverty and the erosion of education possibilities, if not growing violence and human rights violations.
Many development challenges remain in the new millennium. Against this backdrop of a widening gap between a few rich people and the many poor, Helvetas Germany sets out its vision of a society that
Our development projects are designed to improve the living conditions of women and men from disadvantaged communities in a direct and sustainable manner, to build capacities such that they can take control of their lives and to have the skills, resources and opportunities to secure a decent living. Helvetas Germany works with disadvantaged and poor communities, therefore meeting people’s material needs remains central focus to our work. People ought not to suffer from hunger, should have access to clean water and sanitation, health care and schooling, be able to earn a decent living and live in suitable housing. However, development is not all about quantifiable material results. We also campaign for better living standards, emancipation, political freedom, legal security and peace.
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