Horton International Germany, Supporting the Oxfam Entrepreneurial Network
For three years now, Hager Unternehmensberatung, our Horton International partner in Germany, has been supporting the NGO Oxfam with its donations. The aim of this commitment is to contribute to the fight against growing inequality. One approach: support the poorest! That is why Hager Unternehmensberatung joined the Oxfam initiative "Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs" back in 2016. The initiative supports women and men in poor countries to build up an economic existence on their own. The aim is to overcome poverty and create a better future for those affected, their families and people around them.
From the money they earn in this way, they can feed their families, send their children to school, and pay for medicine and medical care. Often, such small businesses also create new jobs, so that even more people can seize the opportunity for a better future.
"Even in economically difficult Corona times, it is important for us to maintain our commitment. Because life beyond Corona goes on. We have to look to the future. And with 'Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs', we are making our contribution to sustainable development on the ground," explains Ralf Hager, founder and managing director of Hager Unternehmensberatung.
Young people in Benin successfully complete training
Another Oxfam co-project supported by this contribution has already come to an end this summer: The "Project for Strengthening Social and Vocational Self-Reliance of Particularly Vulnerable Youth in Urban Areas of Benin" aimed to bring 75 young people from one of the very poorest countries in the world through vocational training. In doing so, it has given young people in the West African country of Benin an economic perspective to be able to feed themselves and their families.
The theory and practical examinations for hairdressing, tailoring, printing and welding took place in the first week of June, two months late because of Corona.
All 83 project participants passed their exams. This exceeded the original target of 75 successful graduates.
"We are ourselves a training enterprise and are pleased therefore that we can give young people in a structure-weak region vocational perspectives with our donation, said Ralf Hager.
Should you also wish to support the Oxfam entrepreneurial network, please visit: https://www.oxfam.de/english