Alleviating the Consequences of a Broken World
We are a group of people
who like contributing to change.
We care about fairness, honesty, respect, and a positive approach. We are motivated by the Christian world view and the call to look after the weak and the needy. We stand together and support others.
in Africa, to whom we give support and a chance to be educated
African farmers, with whom we cooperate
trees that we planted in Kenya and Ethiopia
we have used to alleviate poverty and to help people
The Integra Foundation has been helping for more than two decades.
We started in 1995 with training for beginning entrepreneurs in Slovakia, providing microloans, and creating small social companies. Nearly 500 women completed our courses, who then went on to set up small businesses.
We later refocused on Africa, where we have provided almost 2 million euros’ worth of aid so far.
In Kenya and Ethiopia, we have developed a “Child Sponsorship” program, thanks to which poor African children can go to school. Completed education has provided work for many of them, and they are able to look after themselves and their families.
Part of our work is also humanitarian aid. We are a member of international humanitarian Integral Alliance, with whom we cooperate in the event of crises, wars and natural disasters.
We are also active in the area of economic development and fair trade. We create decent working conditions and fair wages for poor farmers in Kenya and Ethiopia, thereby raising their standard of living.
In Africa, we also plant trees and help improve the climate. They will help the Earth to better regenerate and absorb excess carbon emissions. For their growers, trees provide a sustainable source of livelihood and dignified working and living conditions.