Swisscontact is dedicated to finding innovative ways to alleviate poverty in developing countries.
In 2010 we established a three-tiered approach for the implementation of VSBK in South Africa that included the technology aspect, a CDM and funding component; thereby providing an attractive packaged solution for the South African brick maker.
We create opportunities.
Swisscontact was created in 1959 by leaders from the economic, scientific, and political sectors in Switzerland. It is not affiliated with any political party or religion. Over 500 people work for Swisscontact world-wide to achieve sustainable social, economic, and environmental development. An additional 600 retired professionals make up the «Senior Expert Corps», volunteering their knowledge and experience for SMEs in developing and transition countries.
Swisscontact provides the poor with access to markets, information, financial services, and ways to earn a living. Improved vocational training and workforce development programs, targeted support for small and medium-sized enterprises, and value-adding environmental projects provide them with a chance to change their lives for themselves. The goal is to find employment or successfully start a small business.
Our focus areasTo alleviate poverty
Swisscontact aims to help small businesses to thrive, thereby contributing towards employment opportunities and income generation in South Africa.
Our key focus areas are:
ServicesWhat we offer
Swisscontact Southern Africa offer the following services: