It is our confidence, that development aid fails if it does not listen to the beneficiaries needs and does not take along those it should help. Therefore, the human being is in the centre of attention of our projects and therefore we are called Humission. Our projects are targeting three major topics Income, Health and Education and are aimed at creating the freedom for people to be the drivers of their ongoing personal development.
This confidence can be seen in our projects.
Three problems, one solution. Traditional cooking methods with open fires cost more lives in Malawi than tuberculosis and HIV/Aids combined. In addition, the high demand of firewood causes a high amount of wood clearing. Also, little kids get unnecessarily burned frequently. The clay oven developed by Florian Klaus and distributed by us in the region Benga, saves up to 50% of firewood and protects from the open fire. The households profit healthwise and save money, which can be invested in the future of their children. Because we work together with local bricklayers, we provide people from the region a secure and well-payed employment.
About 35€ are enough to build one oven, with half being material costs and half wages.
Funding of students
Young people are the future of every country. A well-educated generation that takes responsibility in the country’s change for good is especially crucial for Malawi. That’s why we partner with the local organisation MCSPA to fund the studies of about 10 students from Benga. Not only do the students profit from the funding but their contribution to the society, for example as teachers, doctor or scientist, is also a long-term benefit of this project.
One student is funded with 400€ per year.
With our agricultural project, we want to pave the way to enable people a life without need even in difficult climatic conditions. A life that secures health, education and income through their own efforts.
With a growing global population and increasingly difficult agricultural conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa, sustainable agriculture with higher yields of high-quality food is more important than ever. Scientific findings and practical experience gained in recent decades reveal the way to a sustainable future. The combination of complementary crops and soil-conserving cultivation techniques enables increased yields with a balanced dietary supply of nutritious food. Remaining products can contribute to the financial reinforcement of small farmers.
This is where we want to contribute. We establish an example of this approach (possibilities) using a field on site. This will form the basis for the transfer of knowledge within the framework of an educational program which will also certify the level of knowledge. The educational program consists of learning the cultivation techniques and the optimal utilization of the produced food.
Through personal experience and successes, the knowledge gained is consolidated and passed, so that external help is no longer required.