Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation currently supports seven social projects in Latin America. One of them is in Mexico, four in Paraguay and two in Argentina.

¡Feliz Cumpleaños! – Ten years Instituto Intercultural Ñöñho

This year, the Instituto Intercultural Ñöñho (IIÑ), the first indigenous university in the state of Querétaro in Mexico, celebrates its 10th anniversary. Therefore, we think the beginning of the new year is an excellent opportunity to share the events of the last ten years. Furthermore, share the past five years of cooperation with the Lemonaid & [...]

A Stoplight Fights Poverty

The Poverty Stoplight is a method, developed by the Paraguayan NGO 'Fundación Paraguaya'. 50 indicators ranked with the colours of a stoplight – red, yellow and green – show the diversity of poverty in its different aspects and facets. Therefore, the method helps individuals and families to identify the various dimensions causing poverty. Furthermore, the families [...]

A Place for Evolvement – Our Space

Another news from Paraguay: The 'Mercado Central de Abasto' lies in the district San Pablo, of the capital Asunción. In its midst, a place named 'Our Space'. The day care centre subsists for almost 15 years and for half of this time, the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation is proud to call itself their partner.   For [...]

Tijiohtli – Cultural ties promoting a sustainable lifestyle

  The civil organisation ‘Tijiohtli’ is active in the Mexican mountain region Sierra Norte de Puebla. Here it manages a school, whose educational offer aims to strengthen the potential of pupils as proactive members in their communities. A total of 32 indigenous youths are trained in their entrepreneurial and agricultural skills while a sustainable lifestyle in [...]

TECHO offers new professional perspectives through vocational trainings

The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports the non-governmental organisation TECHO in Paraguay in their aim to conquer extreme poverty by offering a ‘Vocational Training Program’. The program is dedicated to those which either find themselves without employment or in precarious job situations. The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports TECHO in their efforts with the implementation of [...]

Microcredits for solidary economy in Argentina

Since July 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports the microcredit project of the federal organisation ‘Federación Argentina de Cooperativas Apícolas y Agropecuarieas Limitada’ (FACAAL). FACAAL addresses the financial needs of the low-income farmers, small-scale producers and entrepreneurs in the north-eastern part of Argentina with the development of a financing platform.   FACAAL is a federal [...]

Improving the productivity of small-scale farmers in Argentina

Since July 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports the non-governmental organization ‘Centro Ecuménico de Educación Popular’ (CEDEPO) in the region of Florencio Varela, close to the capital city of Buenos Aires. The focus of the work lies on the improvement of production conditions of Argentinian small-scale farmers by building a training center and through the [...]

Financial inclusion of people with visual impairments, a red light for poverty

The nonprofit organisation (NPO) ‘Fundación Paraguaya’ is working together with ‘Ágora Paraguaya’ to develop a program for the financial inclusion and reintegration into the labor market of people with visual disabilities in Paraguay. Fundación Paraguaya’s strategy aims at enabling poor families through individual counselling and the provision of microcredits as well as entrepreneurial education to lift [...]

Short movie the Ecological Agriculture School San Juan

In 2016 we had the possibility to visit the project the 'Ecological Agriculture School San Juan', which is 150 km north of the capital Asunción in Paraguay. There we talked to the teacher and former student Otillia Ruíz Medina. This project is supported by the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation since 2011.   https://youtu.be/NVNu_vwQW2M

Short movie from our Paraguayan project ‘Ñande Rekoha’

During our last visit in Paraguay in the year 2016, we interviewed the director Daily Domínguez of the Child Care Center 'Ñande Rekoha'. The center is located at the wholesale market in Asunción, Paraguay.     https://youtu.be/ml57mJWo7kc

Civic engagement for Mexico

Since the end of the year 2015, class 9c (by now 10c) from the Hamburg school in Stellingen, is actively involved with one of our partner organisations from the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation in Mexico. The class jointly planned and organised the project „Plastik war gestern„. Their goal is to sell 5000 cotton bags with the [...]

Verdopplungsaktion der Bio Company

Seit dem 01.12.2016 startet die Bio Company eine Verdoppelungsaktion für 8 ausgewählte Projekte und das “Ernährungsprogramm für Kinderhort in Paraguay” des Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V.s ist mit dabei.  Pünktlich um 10 Uhr am Donnerstag, den 1. Dezember 2016 fiel der Startschuss für die Aktion, bei der alle Einzelspenden (bis zu 200 Euro) an die teilnehmenden Projekte verdoppelt werden. Insgesamt stellt [...]

Oh, how nice is Paraguay!?

We're traveling through Paraguay to visit the social projects supported by the Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V. and also to meet the people who grow the sugar cane for the drinks from our main sponsor, the Lemonaid Beverages company.     Despite its obvious economic problems, the city has been a beautifully interesting & welcoming gateway for our project travel. The [...]

Moving images from Mexico.

In 2016 we were on a project travel to visit the Instituto Intercultural Ñöñho in Mexico. Filmmaker Claire Roggan was travelling with us, have a look what she produced:   https://youtu.be/NvI2bLPRq70    

Children’s centre in Abasto wholesale centre, Paraguay

The fruit and vegetable wholesale centre “Abasto” is in Paraguay. Many children and young people are forced even from a very young age to work or look for food there. Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V. supports the children’s centre „Ñande Rekoha“ (Our Space), which offers children a safe space within this environment.   “Abasto”, where the agricultural [...]

Ecological agriculture school San Juan, Paraguay

Huge soya monocultures in the hands of large-scale landowners and pittance wages for seasonal workers with no land are a feature of Paraguay’s agriculture. Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V. wants to strengthen smallholding structures and therefore supports the ecological agriculture school San Juan in Paraguay.   The history of the school is that of a struggle for [...]

Intercultural Institut Ñöñho, Mexico

In Mexico the Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V. supports the Instituto Intercultural Ñöñho. Our charitable organisation funds the not-for-profit institution that trains young women and men to be social entrepreneurs.   The institute was founded ten years ago, when it was a small co-operative working on development locally. Today, that little co-operative has grown into a small [...]

Projektreise Mexiko

Samstag, 20. Februar 2016 Abflug mit British Airways über London. 13 Stunden über dem Atlantik. Von 8 Grad auf 28 Grad. Das Taxi bringt mich für 360 Pesos in 45 Minuten zum Hostel Stayinn Barefoot im Stadtteil Condesa. Die Lemonaider Agnes, Gianna, Tom, Daniel, Paul aus Amsterdam sowie Sebastian und Simon, unsere Fahrer, sind bereits seit [...]

Stellingen goes México

Die Stadtteilschule Stellingen in Hamburg führte in 2015 die Profiklassen ein. Jede/r Schüler/in und Schüler des 9. Jahrgangs kam in eine neue Profilklasse mit einem gemeinsamen Interessenschwerpunkt. Dazu werden verschiedene Profile von der Schule angeboten und die Schülerinnen und Schüler wählen jeweils ein Profil aus. Die Inhalte der Profile sind fächerübergreifend. Im Schulalltag gibt es seitdem Profiltage, an [...]

Paraguay – ein Land der Frauen

Seit 2011 arbeiten wir mit Unterstützung der Pro Paraguay Initiative (PPI) in Paraguay. PPI ist hierbei nicht nur eine Organisation, die seit vielen Jahren lokale Initiativen unterstützt – vielmehr pflegen sie ein Netzwerk aus Beziehungen zu den unterschiedlichsten Menschen aus dem Land und verbreiten wichtige Information über die Landesgrenzen hinaus.   Da wir im regelmäßigen Austausch [...]