Bread for all (Bfa), the development organization of the protestant churches of Switzerland, has aligned its mandate with the Agenda 2030. Through a network of ten faith-based organizations active in partner countries, Bfa supports disadvantaged people to access Food Security, Education and Health. It also strengthens communities in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, while furthering the social responsibility of Swiss stakeholders.
In many countries in Africa, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe, marginalized and vulnerable people cannot access basic public services. Inequalities have deepened and violent extremism is emerging. Climate change risks to further jeopardize the lives and livelihoods. Shortfalls in basic human development among various groups (women, youth, and refugees) often persist because of discrimination. Women are particularly discriminated against with respect to opportunities and end up with disadvantaged outcomes. Development in the South depends highly on conditions created in the North.
Bfa is working on moving towards new models of food production and a more sustainable and fair economy. Bfa fosters cooperation between people and promotes respect for natural resources.