People first

We are committed to enabling people to get a better life. The individual person is always the focus of our work. Here you will meet some people involved in Swedish development assistance. Let them explain how their situation has changed.

  • Zambia has many HIV-infected people, and sexual and gender-based violence is a widespread problem. Migrants are a particularly vulnerable group, especially ...
  • Mutinta Mwiinga is one of many farmers to have increased their incomes by also becoming a local retailer of sowing seed and crop protection products. The ...
  • If you look at the tag in your shirt, the probability that it is made in Bangladesh is high. Bangladesh is the second largest garment exporter in the world, ...
  • Women are largely underrepresented in Zimbabwean politics. Annanciatah Mazikana is one of 24 councillors who have received leadership training from the ...
  • Zimbabwe is one of the poorest countries in the world, where unemployment is high and freedom of speech is suppressed. When Munya Dodo came into contact with ...
  • Cecilia Nyambeki has moved from the slums to home ownership (a private house ) with her family. She received help to start saving and then borrow money to buy ...
  • Kenyan dairy farmer Henry Mungai and his family have taken several loans through a microfinance bank and been able to invest in their farm. In doing so they ...
  • Mama Tahé is happy to go to the communal garden where the solar-driven water pump provides the garden with water. Here she can grow vegetables for her family ...
  • When the armed militia suddenly appeared in the village and started shooting, Maesha Ngendo and her family fled for their lives. Their house with all the ...
  • The vast numbers of new refugees meant a real challenge for the small clinic in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of them were seriously ill, but ...

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