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Helvetas supports youth vocational training in Ethiopia using a results-based finance approach. The training fees to private educational institutions are not paid in full until the young trainees begin earning a steady income.
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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.
Skills Development and Education
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.
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.
Gender and Social Equity
Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.
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.
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
22. November 2020
Why We Need Sustainable Food Systems in a Post-COVID-19 World
19. November 2020
Hygiene and Sanitation: How Communities Take Charge and Change Behaviors
18. November 2020
Inclusive Plug Episode 1: Businesses and Development Organizations—Sparring Partners?
10. November 2020
Corporate Responsibility Initiative: Not Just Black and White
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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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