Coronavirus: Reporting from the countries
How you can help
Poverty & hunger
Water & hygiene
Women & young people
Where we operate
Responsible Business Initiative
Board of Foundation
How we act
Vision & Goals
Who we rely on
Marketing & fundraising
Fundraising for major donors
"It is wonderful to see how SWISSAID is committed to helping the disadvantaged people of this world so that they can have a dignified and independent life. And to be able to contribute to this myself as a "little hand" is very inspiring."
"As a partner of cantons, municipalities and companies, I show how our projects provide effective help for autonomy. We all have a social responsibility and it is only right to give back some of our wealth to the poorest people in the world. We cannot help everyone, but there is an old arab proverb that says: "Help one person and you have helped all mankind"".
Institutional fundraising (cantons, municipalities, companies)
"Without our donors, we could not achieve anything. They are the backbone of SWISSAID. They deserve to be treated honestly, transparently and as equals. And that we continually woo them and inspire them with the idea of a fairer world."
Head of Marketing & Fundraising Department
"For me, SWISSAID is like a good story: the people behind it are exciting, profound and multi-faceted. The themes are relevant, important and timeless."
"In my many travels through Africa I was able to get to know the country and its people. Their cheerfulness and creativity, despite difficult conditions, impressed me very much. At SWISSAID, I have the opportunity to support the people in this country directly."
Public Fundraising and Trinket Sale
"When I started working at SWISSAID, the motto ‘Helping people to help themselves’ was my greatest motivation. It has remained so to this day. In 2002, I was able to visit projects in Myanmar. It was nice to see how the donations were being used."
"I care about the world and its children. The injustice in the world makes me very sad. Through my work — be it only advising donors over the phone what options they have to help us with their money — I have the opportunity to make a difference."
Donors' information and Shop
"Whether it's a climate crisis or social inequality, the world is facing incredibly serious challenges that need to be tackled globally. I see SWISSAID's work as an important part of the solution – and I am committed to it together with over 180 employees worldwide."
Website, Newsletter, Webshop, IT and Sharepoint
"It's great to see how many school children make a commitment to a better world every year by selling SWISSAID trinkets!"
"All right, we're not saving the world. But I am absolutely convinced that the beneficiaries in our projects are given a unique opportunity to make a tangible improvement in their living conditions. Experience shows that they also seize their chance!"
"By doing their bit, anyone can change the world. Working for an organisation that helps those most in need is in line with my deep desire to help create a better world where people support and care for each other more."
"I like working for SWISSAID because I share the same values. It is inspiring to see that our work really makes a difference in the countries where we operate and that the lives of so many women and their families have improved."
Institutional fundraising (foundations, parishes)
"Eating organic food, regional dishes on the table, equality for women – these are topics which are currently very popular in Switzerland, but which SWISSAID has been working on in the countries of the South for decades. I am convinced that this is the right way to a better future."
Institutional and Private Fundraising at Lausanne Office
"Growing up amidst the wealth of our country, I was upset by the injustices in our world at a young age. With my work at SWISSAID, I can stand up for the people who are still suffering from hunger and extreme poverty."
Social Media and Photo Editor
"I love writing stories – the digital world offers immense possibilities and plenty of room for creativity. But what we are telling you here is taken straight from life. This honesty, transparency and closeness impressed me from day one at SWISSAID and continues to motivate me to this day."
"Giving small farmers the chance to improve their living conditions is the essence of SWISSAID's work. By providing a platform here for the stories of these people, I share local successes and hopes for global change."
Website, Events, FEDEVACO, FGC and Association SWISSAID Genève