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Our founding fathers supported destitute children, and helping them is still something that is close to our heart today. The figures are alarming:
Your donation makes a difference. Your solidarity gives needy children the help they require.
Der Kinderhilfe-Fonds «KID» wurde im Mai 2015 durch den Fonds «Child Welfare» (CHILD) ersetzt.
Any project aimed at improving children’s welfare must now meet minimum quality standards. These standards provide a specific intervention framework with the aim of improving the projects’ quality, relevance and longevity.
To help uphold the basic rights of children, over the past 30 years we have funded around 500 projects in over 50 countries.
In Zimbabwe, for example, thanks to your donations our partner relief organizations have helped children with AIDS; in Guatemala, they have supported children with disabilities, and in Bangladesh they have enabled disadvantaged children to attend school.
When selecting projects, we focus on children from poor backgrounds, whose situation places them at particular risk, and who need special help and protection.
"Child relief is a tradition at Swiss Solidarity. Ever since we began we have been committed to improving the health, education, security and dignity of disadvantaged children. This is something we are proud of."Catherine Baud-Lavigne, Deputy Managing Director of Swiss Solidarity
Our partner NGOs support children from birth up to the age of 14 in the following areas: