A visit to Cambodia in February 2007 turned into a life’s work for Roland Debschütz and his partner at the time, Kerstin Schalk. With their very personal commitment and donations from Germany, they wanted to help alleviate the hardship of people in one of the poorest countries in the world. What began with purely private activities and repeated trips to Cambodia has converted to a registered non-profit association since 2010.
The Kleine Hilfsaktion e.V. is active in Cambodia, Laos, Kenya, Tanzania and even in Germany. The focus is always on people. We help in life-threatening situations, secure livelihoods and provide access to education. We equip entire schools with reliable water systems, but we also take care of individuals who urgently need a new shelter.
The projects are always goal-oriented and can be implemented straight away thanks to short decision-making processes and without months of meetings. Our high flexibility allows us to react quickly and not highly administrative to different needs and this is fundamentally different from most organizations.