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Who or what is the Haitihilfe Heinz Kühn e.V.?

The "Haitihilfe Heinz Kühn" was established in 1978 as a private initiative by the teacher Heinz Kühn after a trip to Haiti, in order to enable children in Haiti to attend school with the help of donations. In Haiti, attending school incurs fees! In 2019, the private initiative was transformed into a non-profit organization in order to continue Heinz Kühn's work in a more targeted manner.

How can I support Haitihilfe Heinz Kühn e.V ?

You can - in the classic way - take on a school sponsorship with an annual donation, or support Haitihilfe with a single donation. In addition, you now also have the option of becoming a supporting member of the organization, or if you would like to get personally involved, applying for an active membership. Furthermore, you can also participate as a helper in an uncomplicated manner; there is always a lot to do, from stuffing envelopes to planning a school, we can use every helping hand.

What is the difference between supporting membership and active membership?

With supporting membership you support us with an annual contribution; you will be invited to the annual general meeting and gain insight into the association's work there. Active membership entails not only the annual contribution but also active participation in the association; you participate in regular meetings of the core team, where we organize everything from building the school to the annual autumn trip. If you would like to participate outside the formal structure of the association, that's also not a problem! We rely on the expertise and manpower of many supporters; please do not hesitate to contact us.

Does the "Haitihilfe Aid Heinz Kühn e.V." issue donation receipts?

Of course. Please provide your full address with your transfer; we send the certificates once a year in December and for total donations of 300 euros or more. (If the amount is smaller, the account statement suffices as proof for the tax office.)

How does my donation get to Haiti?

We travel personally to Haiti every year in the autumn at the beginning of the school year to inspect our projects and distribute the donations. During this time, we visit all schools and personally speak with each student. Only in this way can we ensure that your donations reach the people for whom they were intended in full. After completing our trip, we write a trip report, which every one of our donors receives along with thank-you letters from their sponsored children. During the times when we cannot be on-site, our committee ensures that all sponsored children attend school regularly and takes care of the needs of the people we support. Further information about our helpers in Haiti can be found here: The helpers on site

Is personnel paid with the donated funds?

Yes. However, only the teachers at our school Ecole Notre Dame in Port Salut are paid. Since attending this school is free for the children, the Haitihilfe Heinz Kühn e.V. covers the entire financing of the school. This includes not only teaching materials, premises, school uniforms, and meals but also the payment of the six teachers. All helpers in and from Germany work on a voluntary basis.

I want to donate. What should I pay attention to?

Please make sure to provide your complete address on the transfer form when making a donation. This way, we can send you a donation receipt as well as the annual trip report and letters from sponsored children.

Please note the further instructions on our donation site.


Do I have to transfer a certain amount to the "Haitihilfe Heinz Kühn e.V." monthly if I want to take on a sponsorship?

Of course not! It is part of our philosophy to leave it up to each of our donors how long and how much they want to donate. You are not obliged to anything. Whether you want to help with 1 euro, 100 euros, or even more, whether you want to donate once, annually, or monthly, you will be included in our donor list and receive a sponsorship. All donations are fairly distributed in Haiti; each child receives the same amount for attending school (currently about 40 US dollars), and in addition, we use the donations for our other projects (see Our Projects .) Each donor on our list receives the annual travel report and a thank-you letter from their sponsored child. If, for any reason, you can no longer donate or do not want to, you will receive the report again the following year, and after that, you will not hear from us anymore.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us! Please address your concerns via email to: info[at] (please replace [at] with @) or use the contact form. .