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 those who do not have a residence permit and are afraid of contacts with authorities and the ...
  • 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 organisation Musika creates contacts between companies and small-scale farmers, making it ...
  • 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, making the textile industry very important for the country and its four million textile ...
  • Women are largely underrepresented in Zimbabwean politics. Annanciatah Mazikana is one of 24 councillors who have received leadership training from the Sida-funded program “Local leaders – capacitating women in Zimbabwe”. The programme aimed at ...
  • 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 the Sida-funded Magamba, his plan was to make the young people's voices heard through ...
  • 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 land and build a house. With this security she now dares to plan for the future.
  • 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 are contributing to the development of Kenyan agriculture, which is a priority value chain ...
  • 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 and even sell some of the surplus and get money for school fees and other expenses. Mama ...
  • 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 family’s possessions was burned down, so now they live instead with a host family. The family ...
  • The vast numbers of new refugees meant a real challenge for the small clinic in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Many of them were seriously ill, but had no money to pay to see a doctor or for medication and the clinic with its scarce ...

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