A project of Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH and Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.
Since 1998, the HAND IN HAND fund has been helping ambitious ecological and social projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Developing schools, women's projects, producing GM-free seeds, or access to clean drinking water are only a few examples. Since the co-operation came into being, around 1.2 million euros have gone into 260 projects in more than 50 countries. The annual funding amount is now at approx. 100,000 euro.
The fund is the result of a trusting partnership between the company Rapunzel Naturkost GmbH and Deutsche Umwelthilfe. Together we have developed and put it into practice an exemplary funding concept with a sustainable impact. One per cent of the purchase value of HAND IN HAND raw goods flows into the fund.
An important feature of the funding concept is that we place a great deal of value on the interplay between education, ecological and social improvements. Furthermore, we want to support projects that strengthen the own responsibility of civil society beyond the immediate goal.