We combat poverty in rural areas With our highly successful self-help group programme women from the poorest families join forces, solve their problems together, save small amounts of money, which together have a major impact for families when they are, in turn, granted as loans. The women learn how to read, write and do arithmetic, open small businesses and learn how they can achieve better harvests. The revenues from these activities primarily benefit children, who attend school and receive healthy meals. At many centres young people and adults learn skills that they can use to earn a living. Entire villages undergo major developments and make the jump out of poverty. Street children and orphans are no longer on their own. Instead, they are placed in foster families and integrated into society.
An additional area of focus is HIV/AIDS education in schools, churches and village communities along with trauma work with orphans, who have trouble coping after their parents’ deaths.
Safeguarding children's rights constitutes the basis of our work. All of our partners receive training concerning children's rights and how they can be safeguarded during daily project and programme work.