Income, nutrition, education

Sustainable improvement for the poorest 

Millions of people are affected by poverty because they have no, or insecure or low income. Their livelihood is threatened. Caritas Switzerland supports people in precarious situations to improve their income. Our projects create access to education and income and lift people out of extreme poverty. We take an integrated approach in promoting social, ecological and economically sound and sustainable practices. 

Selected projects Engagement for income, nutrition, education 

Ensuring food security 

Education and income against poverty 

With its integrated approach, Caritas Switzerland helps people to escape poverty and strengthen their resilience. We are committed to providing access to education and dignified working conditions so people can support themselves. 

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How your donation helps Figures from 2021

27534

people

were able to increase their income 

50

%

are women

66315

people

have completed vocational training 

around 20

%

of these have obtained an officially recognised qualification 

Header image: Fatima Tessougue, aged 40, carries a bag of manure on her head in order to fertilise the field. © John Kalapo