Annual Report 2016

Significant increase in donations enables work in 39 countries


171 projects in 39 countries – last year, KOLPING INTERNATIONAL was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro.  The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – this is an increase of over 20% compared with last year.

“On a highly competitive donor market like the one in Germany it is not always easy to win the attention of donors”, says Dr Markus Demele, General Secretary of the International Kolping Society.  “This is why we are very happy about the significant increase in fundraising income.  This proves that thousands of donors place trust in our work which enabled us also in 2016 to carry out sustainable poverty reduction projects in the spirit of Fr. Adolph Kolping.“

The highest amount of funds for the project work of the Kolping Society was provided by the public sector: In 2016, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funded SEK e.V.’s “Help for self-help” projects with 7,298 million Euro (2015: 6,873 million Euro).

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