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DEG donates to three charitable organisations

News from 2020-01-22 / DEG

Jessica Espinoza (DEG), Alexander Schulze (DEG), Janette Rink (Tatort – Straßen der Welt e.V.) and Anette Otto (DEG); l.t.r.

At the end of 2019, DEG once again donated EUR 10,000 to charity, providing support to people in need at Christmas time for what is already the ninth year running. DEG employees were again invited to first of all nominate charities to receive the Christmas donation and then to vote on the recipients.

This year, the three projects with the largest number of votes, all of which had been nominated by DEG employees, each received a share of the donation equal to their share of the vote. This means that DEG is supporting the organisations “Amazonian Initiative Movement (AIM)”, “Haiti-Kinderhilfe e.V.” and “Tatort - Straßen der Welt e.V.”.

DEG donation for projects in Haiti, Kenya and Sierra Leone

Haiti-Kinderhilfe is committed to improving the living conditions of children in Haiti, for example by building schools and children’s hospitals or providing support to local facilities in the form of food, learning materials or medical aid. In the current project "Trees for Dreams", tree seedlings are distributed to families as "education insurance", who then care for, protect and use them sustainably.

AIM and “Tatort - Straßen der Welt e.V.” offer help to girls and women who are affected or threatened by female genital mutilation. AIM, the long-standing partner organisation of Terre des Femmes e.V., for example, has built a shelter in Sierra Leone where vulnerable girls are looked after by social workers and have the costs of their schooling or vocational training covered. “Tatort - Straßen der Welt e.V.” organises awareness campaigns among various tribes in Kenya in which genital mutilation is still practised.

DEG promotes entrepreneurial initiative in developing and emerging markets in order to contribute to sustainable development and better living conditions for the local population. “With this in mind, we are particularly pleased that our Christmas donation will allow us to help create prospects for children and women in need”, said DEG Managing Director Christiane Laibach.

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