Enable needy people, specially women, to escape poverty through education

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where we work


Agricultural training for 100 indigenous families in Chimaltenango
Local partner:
Fundación para el desarrollo integral (FUDI)

Beneficiaries: 512
Duration: 2021-2023
Volume/Needed: 4.000 €
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Inclusive vocational training courses for deaf young people
Local partner:

Beneficiaries: 3.750
Duration: 2019-2022
Volume/Needed: 334.600 €
Feria empresarial Guatemala
Awareness, professional training and entrepreneurship
Local partner:

Beneficiaries: 6.600
Duration: 2021-2023
Volume/Needed: 11.000 €
Unternehmerinnen Guatemala
Vocational training as an alternative to migration
Local partner:

Beneficiaries: 1.665
Duration: 2021-2023
Volume/Needed: fully funded


Smartiki Kids Kenia
Vocational training for women and promotion of health literacy among children.
Local partner:
Kianda Foundation

Beneficiaries: 2.420
Duration: 2019-2021
Volume/Needed: 353.500


Income growth in the agricultural sector in Junín
Local partner:
Asociación UNACEM

Beneficiaries: 400
Duration: 2021-2023
Volume/Needed: 3.000 €
Sanitation infrastructure and environmental protection at Lake Titicaca
Local partner:

Beneficiaries: 1.210
Duration: 2020-2023
Volume/Needed: 3.000 €
Kleinunternehmerinnen Peru
Promotion of income opportunities in Otuzco
Local partner:
MINKA Trujillo

Beneficiaries: 2.800
Duration: 2019-2022
Volume/Needed: 526.400 €
Chanchamayo-Tal Peru
Training courses on agriculture and the environment in Junín
Local partner:

Beneficiaries: 420
Duration: 2019-2022
Volume/Needed: 497.000 €

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Our core values

People first

RDS projects are based on the needs of local people and aim to meet these needs in a sustainable way. Our work is based on the Christian image of man. It is open to all people, regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.

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Proximity, trust and partnership at eye level

Our partners are our greatest asset. They know the needs oft he local people best, propose projects to alleviate these needs, are responsible for the implementation and ensure their sustainability. As an equal partner, RDS contributes its international expertise, advises on the development of the projects and assists with financing.

Impact and sustainability oriented

With each project, we aim to make a positive and lasting change in the living conditions of individuals an their families. That is why we always ask ourselves the question about the next step: e.g. What happens after the training? What challenges do our graduates face on their way to self-employment and how can we help them master those obstacles?

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The name “Rhein-Donau-Stiftung e.V.” refers both to the origin of the association with its two founding regions of Bavaria and the Rhineland and to its mission. For rivers have always been places of prosperity and culture. We support our partners in our project countries materially and ideally, so that they can develop a rich cultural and economic activity in their homeland.

Since its foundation, the association has had its own endowment capital. The interest generated from this is used to finance the association’s administrative costs.

The logo of the RDS takes up both rivers, the Rhine in green and the Danube in blue. The dots denote the fruits arising from the activities of RDS for the benefit of the people in our project countries.

The Rhein-Donau-Stiftung e.V. has been a bearer of the DZI donation seal since 2007. The DZI (German Central Institute for Social Issues) donation seal certifies that the Rhein-Donau-Stiftung e.V. uses donations economically and in accordance with its statutes and is a sign of carefully examined seriousness and worthiness of donations.
In addition, the association is committed to the standards of the Transparent Civil Society Initiative and the VENRO Code of Conduct. The Rhein-Donau-Stiftung e.V. is a member of the Association of German Development Non-Governmental Organizations (VENRO). (VENRO).