Supporting sustainability

The Happel Foundation sponsors social and economic development

The utmost concern of the Happel Foundation is supporting sustainability. This includes combating poverty by promoting sustainable improvement in the life circumstances of its beneficiaries. Thus, their economic and social development need to improve permanently.

To this end, the Happel Foundation follows the principle of "help for self-help". This means that the recipients of the funding are actively involved in the problem-solving and demonstrate the corresponding drive themselves.

In its actions, the Happel Foundation has two focal points of support. On the one hand, the Happel Foundation is expanding its activities in developing countries, focussing on Asia and Africa. On the other hand, the foundation supports people in Switzerland (mainly central Switzerland) who are in distress or disadvantaged in their social and economic development through no fault of their own.

Supporting sustainability thanks to technology

Projects International

The Happel Foundation is expanding its activities in developing countries with a focus on Asia and Africa. The aim is to combat poverty sustainably. A special focus will be put on the use of technologies and novel approaches in development cooperation.

At the moment the Happel Foundation supports projects: for example, those which improve the perspective in the long term for farmers in India, as well as for pupils in Zambia and Namibia.

Support for people in need

Projects in Switzerland

In Switzerland the Happel Foundation supports people who are in distress and anyhow do not receive state benefits. Thus the central aim is to improve their social and economic development permanently. Here the geographical focus is central Switzerland.

At the moment the Happel Foundation supports, for example, a project in Lucerne aiming for a better integration of migrant women, as well as a magazine covering family matters and child raising.

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Areas of activity

The Happel Foundation has two focal points of support. On the one hand the Happel Foundation is expanding its activities in developing countries to combat poverty. On the other hand the Foundation supports people in Switzerland, mainly Central Switzerland, who are in distress.

The Happel Foundation follows the principle of "help for self-help" by promoting sustainable improvement in the life of its beneficiaries. The recipients of the funding are actively involved in the problem-solving.

From the projects

Edulution opens further learning centres

Edulution opens further learning centres

In the past year, Edulution has been able to open further learning centres in Zambia and Namibia. As a result, more than 10,000 children now benefit from the sponsorship programme.

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Thanks to the Abalobi app, small-scale fishermen have better access to the market

Abalobi - Better access to the market

Thanks to the "Marketplace" function, small-scale fishermen can sell their catch directly to restaurants, hotels, etc. in the region and maintain their place in the value-added chain.

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More about the Happel Foundation

Areas of Activity

The foundation supports projects that offer people “Help to help themselves”.

Sponsorship application

Sponsorship applications can be handed in online on our application platform.

About the foundation

The Happel Foundation is a charitable Swiss foundation based in Lucerne.