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SWISSAID at a glance We are inspired and motivated by a vision of a just and peaceful world that celebrates diversity. We strive for a future for our children and grandchildren that is worth living, without hunger and poverty, violence and war. Our principles:
SWISSAID supports “self-help projects” for indigenous population groups suffering the deepest poverty. Local organisations implement our projects with the support of local people in the countries concerned. SWISSAID has a high regard for local knowledge and works mainly with local experts (not with Swiss expats). Focus of our projects: preventing hunger, ecologically sustainable agriculture, secure water supply, specialist training courses and enhanced awareness, marketing (advocacy + empowerment). Women receive special support in these project areas.
SWISSAID is active in nine countries and in Switzerland:
Asia: India and Myanmar (Burma) Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Tanzania and Chad Latin America: Ecuador, Colombia and Nicaragua Switzerland: Public relations projects and development policies Worldwide 189 people work for SWISSAID, including 40 staff in Switzerland