Menschen für Menschen Switzerland is focused on stopping impoverishment in towns and rural areas
and on creating livelihood opportunities.
There are several ways you can help people in Ethiopia. Here you will find all donations with concrete examples.
Cradle of humanity, country of origin of coffee, rich culture and poor families. Over 100 million people live here: A visit to a contradictory country.
If you want to include the foundation Menschen für Menschen in your will, the following options are open to you.
Legacy or bequest
This is the clearest and simplest way in which you can benefit the relief organisation: You determine a certain amount, a tangible asset, a property, real estate or a percentage of your assets.
You bequeath a certain quota of your assets to the foundation and make the organisation a co-heir. A suggested text for your will: «I appoint the foundation Menschen für Menschen Schweiz as my joint heir.»
If you have no relatives entitled to your inheritance, you are free to appoint the foundation as the sole heir to your estate. A suggested text for your will: “I appoint the foundation Menschen für Menschen Schweiz as sole heir.
You dispose of the rest of your estate yourself by will: With the so-called “free quota” you make use of your freedom to shape your life beyond your will.
How high the compulsory portions are depends on the specific case. In the event of any uncertainties, it is advisable to seek advice from a specialist. The following examples provide an insight:
Married without children
If you leave behind only one spouse, the compulsory portion is half. You can dispose freely of the second half.
Estate CHF 200,000
Compulsory portion spouse 1/2 CHF 100,000
Non-compulsory quota 1/2 CHF 100’000
Unmarried or widowed persons with children
The children receive three quarters of the legal inheritance as a compulsory portion. One quarter can be freely disposed of.
Estate 1/1 CHF 400,000
Compulsory part children 3/4 CHF 300’000
Non-compulsory quota 1/4 CHF 100,000
Single person without children
If there are no descendants and both parents have died, you can dispose of your estate without any restrictions. Without a will, distant relatives or the state may inherit your estate.
Estate 1/1 CHF 100’000
Non-compulsory quota 1/1 CHF 100,000
Perhaps your own circumstances are different from the simple examples described here? We would be happy to advise you personally. If we could not answer your question, please contact us:
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