Since inception in December 2001, we have initiated 49 projects throughout the world. We successfully handed over 20 of our projects and 16 projects are still active. 13 projects were discontinued. The reasons for abandoning a project are various; they range from corruption, local mismanagement, theft or a dangerous local situation.
Most experiences were largely positive and gave us the motivation to continue our activities. People living in what are for us unthinkable conditions, without water, not enough food and seemingly no future, found meaning and a purpose in their lives. The projects transformed despair into hope, desolation into commitment.
Machismo, ignorance, malice, deceit and corruption, brutality and ideological dogmatism are constant irritants that have to be overcome, but at the same time laughter, happiness, unity, pride, enthusiasm and belief serve as constant motivators to press on and hope for a better tomorrow.
By the end of 2016, the activities of the Ameropa Foundation have reached about 62’350 beneficiaries.
- More than 5’500 jobs were created.
- More than 31’000 children, adolescents and adults received an education or learned a profession.
- Elderly people were housed and help to needy families was given.