In every region of the world, there are people with almost no chance to live a decent and independent life. They lack food, shelter and education and hence they have no prospects for the future.

It is these people that we wish to help with our initiatives and provide with a fresh im-petus for new perspectives. For this reason, we focus on innovative projects with the objective of not only offering direct support but also to make a sustainable contribution towards helping people improve their living conditions by virtue of their own ef-forts.

It is the long-term objective of our support to provide them with an adequate framework to this end – exactly in line with our slogan “We build a better future”.

Michael Hilti



Annual Report 2014

The annual report 2014 is available!
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Happy Birthday, El Sistema
By Tricia Tunstall

With an impressing anniversary program El Sistema celebrated its 40th birthday in February. American writer Tricia Tunstall was on site – here is her report about an extraordinary concert experience.

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Rapidly deployable surgery unit
Saving lives in an inflatable operating room

Medical emergencies in areas beset by crises often call for immediate surgical intervention. Thanks to a newly-developed system the Médecins Sans Frontières organization (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) can now set up a functioning emergency surgery station in only a few days.

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Superar_2 Objekt 19

A new home for Superar

Caritas and Superar create a cultural meeting point as well as employment facilities for long-term unemployed in Object 19 of the Alte Ankerbrotfabrik.

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Photo Galleries


Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Zurich Opera House

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra along with star director Gustavo Dudamel played the Zurich Opera House for the first time.

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How is hand-made paper manufactured?

El Nafeza - an example of a social entrepreneurship project.
El Nafeza is a center for the production of genuine hand-made paper. It was founded in Cairo in 2005 by the Egyptian artist Mohamed Abou El Naga.

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