Currently we support more than half a dozen projects in four countries in Southeast Asia - from education to demining, from sanitation and water to animal welfare there are plenty of interesting causes! We're introducing them to you in short portraits and comprehensive reportages.

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WELCOME TO BASMATI - AUTHENTIC HELP

Change starts at the bottom. We're not against huge, multinational organizations - we just believe that there are more effective ways to make a change for the better with a donation. For a better future for everybody and everything.

basmati.ch (association basmati) is a charitable non-profit organisation based in Switzerland. We aim to promotion and support small charity organisations in Southeast Asia. Therefor we work as intermediate between donors and receivers. basmati - authentic help shows you options on where to spend your donation and giving authentic help.

 Raphaël Surber, founder of basmati - authentic help

NEWS AND INFORMATION

We're online - again!

Almost seven years to the day we were releasing our first ever website on www.basmati.ch. Today, we are very happy to present our newest online appearance of basmati – authentic help to you.

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1'644'000'000 CHF - this is how much Swiss citizens donated in 2012

In 2012 the amount of donations made by Swiss citizens summed up to a total of 1,644 billion Swiss francs, 1.7% more than in the previous year. With this the donation total is approaching the bench mark of 2005, when - as a result of the tsunamis in Asia - , a peak of 1,709 billion Swiss francs was reached.

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Safe drinking water, a human right essential

Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights, the UN General Assembly declared on 28 July 2010.

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Cambodia: Literacy goes up

The adult literacy rate in Cambodia has increased, as the final results of the 2008 general population census has revealed.

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Tax exemption for «association basmati»

Good news for everybody who wants to support basmati financially in the future: The tax authority of the canton/state of Zurich (Switzerland) has exempted the association basmati (and thus the representing body of basmati) from tax by immediate effect.

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