Helvetas is committed to a just world in which everyone, men and women, determines the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable way. Helvetas is an independent development organization based in Switzerland with affiliated organizations in Germany and the United States. Helvetas supports poor and disadvantaged women, men and communities in around thirty developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
Together with its partners, Helvetas tackles global challenges on several levels: with projects on the ground, with expert advice, and by advocating for enabling framework conditions that benefit the poor. This triple commitment is aimed at empowering people and transforming lives. Helvetas follows a multi-stakeholder approach, linking civil society, governments and the private sector.