Vision and Mission
Help at a glance
in 23 countries
95 % of our donations go into our aid projects
Around 4 million beneficiaries
460 employees worldwide
30 million € project volume
Guidelines for our work
Ever since its inception in 1981, “Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe” has been committed to providing people in need with prompt, sustainable and long-term aid and support. The guiding principles of our work are based on the areas of responsibility stated in our Articles of Association and are specified in detail in the vision and mission statement of our aid organisation.
We envision a world without misery, poverty and social inequality. Our goal is to enable people to take charge of their own life and live independently in dignity, peace and security.
In line with its principle of assisting people towards self-reliance, Help works together with people in need, irrespective of their gender, age, political views or religious beliefs, by providing immediate aid in the aftermath of catastrophes and by making sustainable contributions to reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in all areas of life.
Our underlying long-term objective is to reduce the vulnerability of communities to new conflicts or extreme natural disasters. People and the preservation of human dignity are the focus of everything we do.