Wealth is not at anyone’s dis­pos­al, it must be accu­mu­lat­ed”, Mahat­ma Gandhi’s words haves­culpt­ed Swisshand’s creed.

The Swis­s­hand pro­grammes firm­ly con­sist of train­ing, con­sult­ing, cred­it lend­ing, and accom­pa­ni­ment through the stages of a busi­ness. The ben­e­fi­cia­ries are pre­dom­i­nant­ly women, more often sin­gle moth­ers. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of a com­pre­hen­sive entre­pre­neur­ial train­ing and the for­mu­la­tion of a per­son­al busi­ness plan, a micro­cre­d­it is grant­ed for the estab­lish­ment or devel­op­ment of their own busi­ness. And such makes dreams come true: they are able to secure a future for them­selves and their children.

Swis­s­hand under­took such small-scale pro­grammes in 80–120 devel­op­ing regions, with the aim of bat­tling wide­spread poverty.

10–20 self-suf­fi­cient pro­grams are dis­charged into inde­pen­dence year­ly. On a sim­i­lar scale, addi­tion­al pro­grammes locat­ed in new areas, worth between 220’000- to 350’000 CHF, are being initiated.

Karte von Afrika. Eingezeichnet die Länder in denen Swisshand. tätig ist.