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“Helping people to help themselves works!”

Desk officer Laura Plosinjak on a project visit to Rwanda. On her first trip to Rwanda, desk officer Laura Plosinjak was able to get to know the Kolping families, project work and the staff in the national association. Here is a report on her journey:
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Founding of National Kolping Association in Costa Rica

On February 6, Kolping in Costa Rica was officially appointed a National Kolping Association. In addition to General Praeses Msgr Christoph Huber, representatives of all Kolping Families from the country were also present to witness this event.
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Successful performance

Successful participation: A team from Kolping Romania took part in this year's International Cooking Olympics.
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How and where KOLPING helps

Vocational training

Through vocational training we give young people in the whole world the opportunity for a better life.

Microcredits

Through favorable capital and know how we give small entrepreneurs initial aid for the establishment of their own business.

Agriculture

We show farmers how to generate better harvests and adapt themselves to the climate change.

Water

With cisterns and the constructions of wells we create access to clean water and prevent causes of escape.

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PROJECT VOLUME

50 years of KOLPING development cooperation

Since 1969, the Catholic association KOLPING INTERNATIONAL has got a specialized organization for development cooperation, which manages projects in 40 countries. The anniversary film looks back on the beginnings and tells the most important milestones in the history of the KOLPING development work in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

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What makes us special

The Kolping Story

With his ideas Adolph Kolping inspires people in all cultures – until today.

Our World Family

Kolping Families are linked over all continents and stick together.

Our Heros

In different ways our members set a positive example and encourage others.

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