Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany, independent of politics and religion. It was established in 1962, as the German section of the "Freedom from Hunger Campaign", one of the world's first initiatives aimed at the eradication of hunger.
What we do
We fight for the eradication of hunger and poverty. Our aim is to render our work unnecessary. We provide aid from a single source: From rapid disaster relief to long-term development cooperation projects. In 2015, we were able to support 7.3 million people with 387 overseas projects in 40 countries. Since its establishment, Welthungerhilfe has supported more than 8,120 overseas projects with around 3.03 billion Euro, 5,746 of which have been self-help projects (more facts and figures in the latest annual report).
How we work
Help to self-help is our guiding principle; together with local partner organisations we strengthen structures on a grassroots level and ensure a long-term success of our projects. Moreover, we inform the public and advise politics – nationally and internationally. We thus fight for change of the circumstances that lead to hunger and poverty.
The Haitian Foundation for Sustainable Agricultural Development (FONHDAD) is a unique model in the history of Haiti’s agricultural development. It is an autonomous association and a non-profit organization that brings together universities, private business owners and the non-profit sector. This synergy of institutions involved in the agricultural sector gives a boost and / or renews the hope of the modernization of the Haitian Agriculture, crystallized by traditional practices in terms of operational units of production.
Green Haiti based in New York City, is a registered 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization, created by a group of Haitian medical professionals. For several years they have been traveling to Haiti and other countries during their off time providing free healthcare. In doing so, they realized that free healthcare was not enough. The environment is what was making people sick. Therefore, they decided to approach the problem at its source. With other Haitian professionals, these doctors started Green Haiti and over the past three years, we have helped start a farmers coop (association des planteurs de mango de Leogane) that has supported the planting of over 50,000 mango trees in Leogane. As an organization, we are looking to replicate their success all throughout Haiti.
Brooklyn, New York
55 Grand Rue, Leogane, Haiti
The HEART in Haiti School is a model of excellence in teaching, learning and sustainable education. Our Mission is to educate the whole child, empowering them to reach their full potential.
Our school is located in an impoverished community in Haiti. Our motto is giving a hand up, not a hand out. We do this through education and providing an example of building and living sustainably. Our school is made out of shipping containers, we grow food on the school grounds and produce bio fuel to cook with. Showing our students new ways to grow and cook food, without cutting down trees is a model for environmental regeneration.
We have many innovative programs at our school including art therapy and a music program. Each year since the devastating earthquake of 2010, we have added a new class. This year, we have 138 students and grades Pre-K through 6th grade and are employing 24 local people.
Middletown, NY 10940 USA
In the space of a few years, solidarity has undergone a great many changes. Today, a wide range of initiatives are being implemented in developing countries: cooperatives, local associations, social entrepreneurs, producers' organisations, etc. There are large numbers of stakeholders working on a daily basis to promote essential services for their local communities and help develop their regions.
PU supports projects being implemented in vulnerable contexts, where local people are socially and economically isolated and natural environments are being destroyed.
The association identifies the support and assistance needed then tailors its response to meet the expectations of its partners, via three modes of intervention:
provision of specific skills within the context of a Short-Term Volunteer Assignment (STVA), securing the involvement of people willing to give a little of their time to come and share their knowledge, understanding of an problem or expertise,
continued partnership offering longer term support to local partners,
provision of funding for specific projects (reforestation, restoration of vulnerable ecosystems, renovation of dwellings, etc.).
Created in 2000 based on an original model of voluntary commitment, PU is directed and administered by former directors of Médecins du Monde, Handicap International, Greenpeace and a number of business leaders. Awarded public utility status, its activities are focused on adult vocational training and support, socio-educational support, protection and restoration of biodiversity, agroforestry and combating deforestation.
These activities are managed courtesy of two programmes:
STVA which provides skills transfer assignments
The "Environment & Development" programme which provides technical and financial support to local organisations.
Montreuil, Ile-De-France, France 93100