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

An update for the education system in Lao

Computers have become indispensable in our everyday lives - even in everyday school life. Lao, one of the world's poorest countries, lags substantially with regards to including computers in their classrooms. Together with the Education for Development Fund (EDF Lao) and other partners in Lao, we’re trying to reduce this gap with the EELMM project. EELMM stands for "Enhancing English Learning through Momosign and Microcomputer".

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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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