Our cooperation with governments
Kindernothilfe has a longstanding partnership with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) which has become Kindernothilfe’s most important institutional donor. In 2014 the ministry provided financial support of about EUR 1.6 million to 16 projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. These projects have a duration of up to 48 months and cover a comprehensive thematic portfolio that ranges from climate change adaption in Ethiopia and India and the reduction of sexual violence in Bolivia to the fulfillment of child rights in Ecuador.
With this extensive support, the German Government values not only the quality and effectiveness of Kindernothilfe’s projects but also recognizes the important contribution that our local community-based partner organizations make to international development. With their close ties to the communities and their intimate knowledge of local contexts, they can reach out to those who do not usually have a say in development. Our partner organizations make their voices heard at the societal and political level. In its grant- and donation-funded projects alike, Kindernothilfe pursues a rights-based, child-centered approach aimed at strengthening the capacity of the local civil society and at addressing the structural causes of poverty, deprivation and social exclusion.