Our help for children suffering from noma would not be possible without financial support from donors. Our biggest concern: an economical, transparent and purposeful use of your donations.
The fight against Noma is not about helping a few children in the short term or just once. Our goal is to ensure that no child has to suffer from noma. This is only possible through education, prevention and regular presence, and not least through research into the causes. For this reason, we have set up clinics, children's houses and other help centers in Niger and Guinea-Bissau, which incur fixed monthly costs. In total, around 1.5 million euros are needed annually for sustainable work in Niger; in Guinea-Bissau the costs amount to around 500,000 euros. If we want to maintain and expand our aid, for example in Nigeria or currently in seven other African countries, we must ensure that our work is financially secure in the long term and can be planned.
For this purpose we use - like many other organisations - the help of professional fundraisers. Of course this involves costs, but above all it has more than doubled our income from donations. The decisive factor for us is that the requirements of the tax authorities and the legislator are always strictly adhered to. We also use various instruments to keep the work of the aid campaign transparent:
In its annual and financial reports, Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. presents the activities, projects and financial key figures of the past 12 months.
If you would like to know more about how the donations are used, you can download the current documents from the following link: https://www.hilfsaktionnoma.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2017-Jahresbericht.pdf
The Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. is recognized as a non-profit organization with the last notice of exemption of the tax office Regensburg from 2.10.2020. At regular intervals, it is checked whether the statutory tasks are fulfilled and whether the use of funds is in accordance with the guidelines. Decisive is the selflessness of the activity, which is not associated with a general profit making. As a recognized non-profit association, we can issue donation receipts for donors; your donations are tax deductible.
Hilfsaktion Noma follows the voluntary commitment of the Initiative for a Transparent Civil Society.
On the initiative of Transparency International Germany e.V., numerous actors from civil society and academia have defined ten basic points that every civil society organization should make available to the public.
These include the statutes, the names of key decision-makers, and information on the source and use of funds and personnel structure. Signatories of the initiative commit themselves to make these ten items of information easily accessible on their website and sign the Declaration of Commitment.
Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. participates in this initiative and thus makes a further contribution to providing sponsors and donors with a quick and easy overview of the work.
"The Gift of a Smile - My Mission for Africa's Children"
Ute Winkler-Stumpf lived an ordinary life until 51. The passionate teacher found fulfilment in her work and her family. But a TV report about children in Africa whose faces had been destroyed by a terrible disease called noma changed her life in ways she would never have expected.
She tells the gripping story of founding the aid organization Hilfsaktion Noma e.V. 25 years ago with a sole purpose: to return to these children the smiles they had lost. lt's the story of a woman who has seen more horror and suffering than most of us can imagine. But despite all the setbacks, she never lost hope and continued to fight for her conviction: Every child deserves to smile.
"lt's impossible to read Ute Winkler-Stumpf's book 'The Gift of a Smile' and to despair of the world." (Jean Ziegler)
Published by mvg verlag Munich,
ISBN 978-3-86882-889-4 (224 p., 16,99 Euro)