About us

Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V.  is a charitable organisation founded in 2010 in the bohemian St. Pauli area of Hamburg. You can find more about our team here. We’ve made it our goal to help those in disadvantaged regions of the world help themselves. We therefore support local initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We hold fast to the aim of supporting and encouraging the political, cultural and economic participation of local people in Paraguay, Mexico, Argentina, Sri Lanka, India, Rwanda, Egypt and South Africa. Our organisation is funded primarily from the sale of Lemonaid & ChariTea drinks, but donations and active participation in our work are more than welcome.

 

The projects we work on are in regions that face multiple disadvantages in the global economy. Poverty wage and child labour; environmental pollution and loss of species diversity; human rights violations and discrimination against minority groups; corrupt elites – the list goes on and on. These problems can only be solved with the autonomous participation of local people, which is why our work focuses on building up their resources. For this reason, we support educational and training projects which offer new perspectives for the local young people and for organic farming. The aim here is to help those who work the land on a small scale to become independent of large-scale landowners and economically destructive practices. These are just two examples that demonstrate the variety of Lemonaid and ChariTea e.V.’s work:

 

As of 2018, over 3 million euros have been raised so far for the projects we support. To be absolutely certain that this money is being used as effectively as possible, we don’t rely on third parties. We choose our projects directly, and pay regular project visits ourselves to see how things are progressing. This means we get to know the local people and project partners during each successive visit, and discover where help is most urgently needed. Local initiatives that would like to be supported by Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V can apply for this.

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