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Our founder

“There is no first, second or third world.

We all live on the same planet for which we bear collective responsibility.”


Karlheinz Böhm (1928 – 2014)

Karlheinz BöhmHow it all began


The guarantee to our donors

Menschen für Menschen Switzerland is pursuing new approaches – this also means that our donors have complete transparency at all times on how their resources are being used. This is something we guarantee in all stages of our activities: from the appointment of specialist staff, through the selection and supervision of partners, to the evaluation of our work by independent bodies and committees such as ZEWO, the Swiss certification office for non-profit-organisations, or the auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers.

So that all the activities will be controlled independently by Menschen für Menschen Switzerland. The Swiss foundation will establish a coordination office in the capital Addis Ababa with immediate effect. Dr. Martin Grunder from Switzerland, is our on-site project manager and has decades of experience in development cooperation and links with international and local organisations.

At the heart of our transparency we guarantee establishing a strict system of controls, which begins with the selection of projects. We generally only support projects for which the planning, progress and costs can be checked at any time on the basis of defined indicators. Budgets and schedules are also constantly controlled and adapted as required. In order to guarantee the efficiency of the projects and the donations used for them, we remain in constant contact with local partners. A common goal, mutual trust and transparency are the hallmarks of Menschen für Menschen Switzerland’s collaboration with its partner institutions. Our projects are normally planned over a reasonable timeframe, to prevent dependency and enable the population to make the transition to self-sufficiency rapidly and smoothly.


The Menschen für Menschen foundation has been ZEWO-certified since 1999. The ZEWO seal of approval guarantees that donations are used responsibly, and stands for

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ZEWO seal of approval

  • effective, economic and purposeful use of resources
  • transparent information and meaningful financial reporting
  • independent and purposeful control structures
  • frank communication and fair fundraising





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projects in Ethiopia


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