Category Archives: Charity

Success story Nepal / Roadmap for the future

The Nepalese IT company Curves n’Colors (CNC) from Kathmandu, Nepal, offers its national and international customers all the services of a web agency: innovative online presences, branding and web applications. CNC has grown rapidly in recent years, leaving too little time to create efficient processes and structures. In November 2022, CEO Ranjan Shrestha contacted the […]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Shqiprim Lubishtani (Ship) has been our SEC coordinator in Kosovo since May 2022. He took on this role when he joined Swisscontact Kosovo for the “Promoting Private Sector Engagement (PPSE)” project. Ship has extensive experience in product development and sales. Ship’s role within PPSE means that he is predestined for the role of a SEC […]

Success story Benin / Beninese cosmetics manufacturer focuses on growth and innovation

SOAP & Co by LUV’SI is a small cosmetics company in Porto Novo, Benin, that has grown steadily since it was founded in 2020. Founder and Managing Director Sonia Houenoude Louvossivi has since expanded her range from soaps to include gels and creams. In addition, since last year she no longer only sells her products […]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

The Phnom Penh based Sorphorn Souk has been our coordinator in Cambodia since 2018. She is Swisscontact Cambodia’s Communication and Partnership Director and brings extensive experience in communication, fundraising and private and public partnerships. One of Sorphorn’s main tasks within the SEC team is to organise and moderate challenging discussions between the top management of […]

Success story Cambodia / Follow-up assignment has a lasting impact

The organisation Villageworks Cambodia produces bags that are socially and ecologically sustainable. Unfortunately, sales via the website are not yet meeting expectations. In order to boost online sales and train staff, the company contacted the SEC and asked for an e-commerce expert. Together with the SEC expert from Emmental, the employees further developed the website […]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Ana Tan has been our coordinator in Peru since 2013. An industrial engineer, she worked in the private sector, government and NGOs before joining Swisscontact in 2001 to design and monitor development projects. Even after all these years as SEC coordinator, she very much appreciates the exchange with the experts and is interested in learning […]

Success story Guatemala / A double effort for a better carbon footprint

The “Porta Hotels” in Guatemala are known for their high standards. The traditional company wants to offer its guests better value for money in its in-house restaurants. In order to revise its offer and processes accordingly, the company contacted the SEC and asked for the support of an expert. Together with a baker from Davos, […]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Brigitte Mäntele has been our coordinator in Benin since 2012. Before that, she worked as a teacher. In 1984, she came to Benin with the German Development Service to teach German. Ever since, she has lived and worked in the coastal city of Cotonou. In addition to her work for the SEC, she gives German […]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

Carmen Zapata has been our coordinator in Bolivia since 2014. She lives in La Paz and works closely with the local Swisscontact office. She was also active in development cooperation before becoming involved with the SEC. What she likes about working for SEC is that she can support entrepreneurs all over Bolivia. In order to […]