Periodically, we post news and articles about our projects.
For overall information about the projects, take a look at our Project Overview 2018.


The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation aims to contribute to the sustainable improvement of social, economic and ecological structures in the Global South. At the moment, we support local initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We support a wide range of projects, currently 24, which all have one main goal – to support the political, cultural and economic participation of local people.

In the South African city of Hamburg

Since 2018 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation has been cooperating with 'The Keiskamma Trust' in the South African city of Hamburg, a fisher's village at the mouth of the Keiskamma River. The Keiskamma Art Project is the flagship of the Trust, which primarily helps women and young people to generate income and build a network of connections [...]

¡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 & [...]

The Rural and Urban Development Forum

Since November this year the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation funds a third project in India. In the North of the country in the state Bihar, the organisation GENVP is active since the 1980s. GENVP stands for Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad. From Hindi, it translates to Rural and Urban Development Forum.   Mahatma Gandhi and Loknayak [...]

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 [...]

The Stay Alliance Rwanda – Together we are stronger

Since August 2018, the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation is funding 'Stay – Foundation for Multiplicative Development'. The funds are forwarded directly to the foundation’s most recent project in Rwanda. During the next two years, Stay is going to build the 'Stay Alliance'. Here a strong cooperative of NGOs and social entrepreneurs is established, which supports their [...]

Advancement of local cooperatives in Rwanda

The Rwandan NGO ‘Association des jeunes de Saint Charles Lwanga’ (AJECL) contributes to the advancement of local cooperatives in Rwanda. The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation has been financially supporting the partner organisation in implementing its current project since May 2018. Through further training measures and the expansion and strengthening of entrepreneurial skills, the capacities of the [...]

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 [...]

Vocational training promotes healthy nutrition

In May 2018 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation started supporting ‘Masifunde’ and their project ‘Young Entrepreneurs for a Healthy Community’. The project helps young people from the Walmer Township in South Africa to find a profession in the gastronomy business and to promote consciousness for healthy nutrition in their community.   The organisation Masifunde was founded [...]

Women Loan Project in Rwanda

Since June 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports the ‘Women Loan Project’ of the charitable organisation ‘Rwanda Sustainable Families’ (RSF) which operates in the Rubavu and Rugurero regions of Rwanda. The project enables women from these rural regions to live a financially independent life and, thus, improve their living conditions.   When the American doctor [...]

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 [...]

TransFARMation – Agriculture as a catalyst for rural development

The project ‘TransFARMation: Empowering young people in rural Rwanda’ by the Rwandan NGO ‘Uyisenga Ni Manzi’ (UNM) aims to support marginalised and vulnerable young women and men to become successful agricultural entrepreneurs. The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation is supporting this project in the rural areas of the Eastern Province in Rwanda since December 2017.   The [...]

Capacity building for communities in Sri Lanka

In July 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation started supporting the development program of the NGO ‘Equality-based Community Support and Training’ (ECSAT). The NGO has tasked itself with the establishment of trainings and capacity building programs for people with disabilities and their families around Galle in southern Sri Lanka. Main aim is to contribute to a [...]

Competence center and education programs lead to an upturn in the Rubavu Region

Since June 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports the projects of the organization ‘Friends of Ruanda e.V.’ (FoR).  FoR promotes the development of continuing education programs in order to combat unemployment in Rubavu, Rwanda the border region to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Friends of Ruanda e.V. was founded in 2006 as an [...]

AFIT organizes Spring Schools on fair trade topics

One of the newest addition to the projects we support in South Africa, ‘the Association for Fairness in Trade’ (AFIT) has organized a spring school on fair trade issues from the 16th to 20th of October 2017. Small-scale farmers and farmworkers were invited to the event to learn about their rights and given the opportunity to [...]

AFIT organisiert Spring School zum fairen Handel

Eines unserer neuen Projektzugänge in Südafrika, die „Association for Fairness in Trade“ (AFIT) hat, vom 16. bis 20. Oktober 2017, erfolgreich eine „Spring School“ zum Thema des fairen Handels für seine Mitglieder organisiert. Farmarbeitern*innen und Kleinbäuer*innen gewannen hierdurch Zugang zu Informationen über ihre Rechte und die Möglichkeit sich untereinander zu vernetzen.   40 Teilnehmende von neun [...]

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 [...]

Promoting the role of small-scale farmers and workers in global fair trade

The ‘Association for Fairness in Trade’ (AFIT) fights for the empowerment of small-scale farmers and farm workers in global fair trade, in South Africa. The association aims at informing farmers about their rights vis-à-vis importers from the global north. Their work is funded by the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation since May 2017.   The non-profit organization AFIT was [...]