A visit to Cambodia in February 2007 became the life’s work of Roland Debschütz and his then-partner, Kerstin Schalk. With deep personal commitment and donations from Germany, they wanted to help alleviate the suffering of people in one of the poorest countries in the world. What began with purely private activities during repeated trips to Cambodia eventually morphed into a registered non-profit association in 2010.
Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V. works in Cambodia, Laos, Kenya, Tanzania, and Germany. The focus is always on people. We help in life-threatening situations, secure livelihoods, and provide access to education. We supply schools with safe drinking water and provide for those who urgently need new shelter.
Our projects are always goal-oriented and can be implemented rapidly due to short decision-making processes not requiring months of meetings. Our high flexibility allows us to react quickly and unbureaucratically to different needs and thus differs fundamentally from most other organizations.