An exchange at eye level, mutual respect for each other and an honest interest in the realities on the ground are the strong fundaments of our collaboration with partner organisations that empower people to help themselves.
How does EcoSolidar work?
EcoSolidar has been supporting local small-scale projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1986. We work together with partner organisations in which the people concerned carry out their own projects. Our work focuses on the following areas:
- Organic agriculture for food security
- Education and training of children and young people in need
- Strengthening and education of women affected by poverty and violence
- Promotion of peace and awareness enhancing projects
Helping people to help themselves is at the heart of our engagement. We reject the imposition of foreign ideas and approaches. Since the people on site develop and implement their own projects, the work remains effective in the long term. Cooperation at eye level with our partner organisations is essential to us. This means that the cooperation will endure in both good and bad times. By supporting social and political initiatives in Switzerland, we take a stand for a social and just society here and worldwide.
Bee Chhon Sros
Director BSDA, Kambodscha
EcoSolidar is a non-profit association with around 2’000 members and 16’500 other donors. The board of directors consists of individuals with particular expertise in the areas of projects and evaluation, human resources, finance, advertising and communication, law, politics and psychology. The association’s board of directors controls and decides on current projects. An external auditor checks the accounts and ZEWO (Zentralstelle für Wohlfahrtsunternehmen) has issued a certificate of approval to EcoSolidar.
Marie-Therese Fasser (Compliance Officer)
ACTUARY & COMMUNICATION
FURTHER BOARD MEMBERS
Diether Grünenfelder (founder and former managing director of EcoSolidar. Also board member of fair-fish international.)