Our approach

Our commitments are long-term and aim to empower people to claim and enjoy their rights. Our approach is based on universal human rights as they apply everywhere and to everyone – irrespective of nationality, sex, national, social or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status.

We enable people to build their own capacities and we support public institutions to assume their responsibilities. Our work contributes to the United Nations Development Goals. 

Testimonials

Peru
"We would like to thank Suyana for providing us with PPE and disinfectants. Some of the suppliers here hiked the prices so much it was hard for us to buy them. Suyana’s donation helps us to look after our Covid-19 patients safely in the emergency room and offer high-quality treatment."

Solange Peña Saravia, Co-director of the regional hospital in Abancay

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Bolivia
"We did the carpentry workshop with our class and we learnt how to use the tools Suyana gave us. Now I know how to repair furniture and how to create new pieces. It's important to know what type of wood you're working with. We used the new tools and what we learnt to improve our classrooms and school."

Nelson, student of the school Yawar Mallku in Charazani

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Switzerland
"We need land and soil to produce food, and in order to preserve our soil for future generations to use, we changed our traditional farming methods to organic farming methods. The transition phase was expensive and we suffered a drop in our income, which meant that we almost lost our farm. Thanks to support from the Suyana Foundation, the change-over was successful and we can continue to produce healthy food on our land in the future."

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Myanmar
"This is the most exciting moment for us to express our gratitude to you. With the generosity of you all and the supervision of our contracter Mr. Maung Maung Gyi, the school has completed. Now, our childern are able to study their class comfortably and without worries. And, the teachers are also at their loving time. The villagers are in love with this new school. All are feeling blessed. These feelings are all the things you give us. We have not enough word to express our thanks to you."

Thein Tun Zaw, resident from Mandalay

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Our results

We want to know what results and impact our projects have. We want to learn from our successes, challenges and mistakes. We plan, monitor and steer our projects individually, and we are transparent and accountable to our supporters, donors, partners – and to the people we work with.

Together with our partners, we define clear objectives, key activities and results. We define indicators and the means with which we verify them. Furthermore, the assumptions on which we base certain activities and targets are clearly lined out. We are open to adjusting ongoing projects depending on the changing circumstances and appreciate a proactive approach by our partners in that regard.

Using their newly acquired marketing skills, 1,830 secondary students in Bolivia and Peru have created 40 successful small business projects. Some municipalities have already included these practical courses in their school curriculum.

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569 newly established local water committees in Bolivia and Peru guarantee the supply of clean drinking water to 119,911 people. The committees were assessed by our field staff and are registered by the Ministries of Environment and Water.

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583 community members in Bolivia and Peru have become farming experts. Their knowledge and technical assistance boost farming practices in their communities. Some of them are employed as farming specialists by the municipalities.

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Because of improved medical services, pregnant women in Eritrea now choose to give birth in the maternity ward at the Barentu hospital. This contributes to reduced infant and maternal mortality.

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Seven new schools ensure access to safe and quality education for girls and boys in rural Myanmar and contribute to better school attendance.

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156 farming families in Switzerland have viable stable livelihoods.

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