The Hunger Project-Germany

The Hunger Project in Germany was incorporated in 1982 and is registered as a charitable organization based in Ravensburg.

In 2007, The Hunger Project Germany gained acceptance as a full member of the Association of German Development Non-Governmental Organizations, VENRO, and for the sixth year in a row, maintained a seal of approval from DZI, which is Germany's top watchdog agency.

In cooperation with other German NGOs and as part of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the team also participated in education and advocacy campaigns, organized events and publications to raise awareness about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and advocated necessary changes in development cooperation policy.

Also in 2007, the team achieved an extraordinary fundraising success through an innovative initiative called BallonMillion, a web-based fundraising project that brought in US$240,000 for Mozambique and Malawi and mobilized hundreds of activists, investors and students. Of the total money raised in Germany, 87 percent was sent to programs.

Organizational Information

A leadership team, composed of staff members, national board members, freelancers and key activists, leads the activities. In regular telephone meetings and weekend workshops they discuss and coordinate strategies and their implementation. The team has been working together since 1998; some of the team members have been active since 1982.

Every two years, the members of the organization elect a national board made up of volunteer activists. A members' meeting takes place once a year. In connection with this, the activists meet and discuss the targets and activities for the year.

To summarize, the following people carry out the work in Germany:

The national board:

  • Mechthild Frey
  • Claudia von Kapff
  • Paul Teichmann

Staff and freelancers:

  • Leni Rieppel
  • Oinone Buschendorff-Schaar
  • Vincent Gründler
  • Anja Lemmermann
  • Kirsten Janiesch
  • Leadership Team
  • Ronald Bartram
  • Oinone Buschendorff-Schaar
  • Christian Dobrick
  • Mechthild Frey
  • Vincent Gründler
  • Leni Rieppel
  • Paul Teichmann
  • Adrian Schaar
  • Claudia von Kapff

Activists: 50-60 people

The Hunger Project-Germany's activities are documented regularly in annual reports.

Visit The Hunger Project-Germany's website.

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