SONNE-International has proved a reliable, trustworthy partner of charitable foundations. We can look back on successful and long-standing partnerships with foundations like the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, the foundation Zuversicht für Kinder (Confidence for Children) or the foundation Schöck-Familien-Stiftung. Through these co-operations we have been able to implement a large number of projects and to provide efficient and sustainable support to countless people.
Foundations can help in different ways:
Support where it is most urgently needed
Foundations have the possibility to support SONNE-International in general, i.e. to provide us with uncommitted funds so that we can use the money wherever it is required most urgently.
The advantage for the foundation is that the length and extent of the support can be chosen individually and flexibly. For SONNE-International, uncommitted funds sometimes constitute the starting point for initiating new projects, but more often they provide the basis for the prolongation or extension of already existing, successful projects that would have to be stopped if the necessary funds could not be raised.
Long-term support is vital as it ensures planning reliability and sustainable improvements.
Basic medical care for the members of the semi-nomadic Afar ethnicity in Ethiopia (with particular focus on young mothers and children)
Thanks to the partnership with the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation we have been able to continue and extend our mobile health care project in the districts of Awra, Uwwa, Chiffra (Afar one 4), Gewaane and Gala’alu (Afar zone 1). Currently approximately 150,000 persons, many of whom have never had access to any form of medical care before, profit from the selfless devotion of our mobile health workers and our traditional birth attendants, all of whom are members of the various Afar clans.
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