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About a million people in Switzerland are affected by poverty or struggle to make ends meet. Those most frequently affected are single-parent families, families with many children, people with a low level of education and foreign nationals.
Although Switzerland has an extensive social insurance system, for people living at a minimum subsistence level, an unexpected bill may prove a disaster.
Not being able to pay a bill – perhaps because of other costs for medical treatment, glasses, moving house or a visit to the dentist – can lead to a vicious circle of debt and poverty.
This is where your donation can help. With a small sum we can improve a person’s situation, even long-term.
Your donation makes a difference. Your solidarity provides help directly to people in need in Switzerland.
"This support is not just a stop-gap for people in need, it is intended to improve their situation long term."Fabienne Vermeulen, Head of Assistance in Switzerland
For the very first time, RTS is organising a major fundraiser, Cœur à Cœur, to fight poverty in Switzerland, in collaboration with Swiss Solidarity.
CHF 38,7 millions