Personal continuity and low administration costs
SONNE-founder Erfried Malle has been the organisation’s chairman right from the beginning. His enthusiasm and engagement remain unchanged, he puts heart and soul into his work for deprived and destitute persons in SONNE’s project countries.
As the Vienna office is manned by only two full-time employees and four part-timers (plus several volunteers), SONNE-International has been able to keep administration costs in Austria below 10%.
In 2010 Dr. Susanne Prügger, co-founder of SONNE-International and long-time deputy chairwoman, was awarded the WOMAN Award for her engagement. Chairman Erfried Malle was elected Austrian of the year in the category “humanitarian engagement” in 2011.
Six different public Austrian donors as well as numerous cooperations with companies and foundations serve as proof of the trust that SONNE-International has been able to acquire through long-term, sustainable development projects.