Socially responsible entrepreneurship requires social involvement

Based on this conviction, the Ten Brinke Group founded the Ten Brinke Foundation some years ago. The aim of the foundation: improve the living conditions of people in the poorest countries of the world in a targeted approach for the long term by providing active support.

The Ten Brinke Group regards social involvement as "helping people help themselves"; in other words providing financial support for the construction of training centres, setting up and developing own farm projects, providing microcredits to enable people to make a living - so they can ultimately become self-sufficient.

Ten Brinke Foundation´s Criteria for selecting a project

In order to possibly receive funding through Ten Brinke Foundation and thus to become a Ten Brinke Foundation Project, any project has to meet the following criteria set up by Ten Brinke Foundation.

  • Only projects in the world´s poorest countries and regions shall be considered.
  • The project´s target shall be to contribute to the economic development of the respective region.
  • The country in which the projects is being realised must be politically stable.
  • The project must be able to fully support itself within a three-years-period.
  • Any funding-request must comprise a budget over this three-year-period.
  • Preferably, the project´s structure allows a key-sponsorship by Ten Brinke Foundation to the extent of at least 75 percent and up to 100 percent of the project.
  • Only projects whose project partners are located in the Netherlands or Germany will be supported.
  • Subsequent to the project´s financial support through Ten Brinke Foundation, quarterly reporting regarding the project´s development is to be provided by the project on regular basis.

World map with project locations

News

Sri Lanka first stone for a dairy

The cow project in Sri Lanka is already running so successfully that the farmers have joined forces to build a dairy building to process the milk directly into yoghurt and other dairy products. The foundations have already been laid.

Fishfarm - Luangwa Zambia

People who are living in area which are nearby wild reservations and national parks are having great difficulties, to provide in their livelihood. Due to the conflicts between animal and human kind, it’s hard to realize some agricultural activities.

Gambia Training Center nearing completion

The building for the training centre in Gambia has been constructed. Now the materials for the training workshop are still missing. The opening is planned for spring 2020.

Education center for electricians - Gambia

In Sifoe (Gambia) the building of a new education center for electricians has been able to start with the support of the Ten Brinke Foundation. The public power grid in Gambia is developing since 2014 and there is lack of similar education.

Bamboo project in Ghana

Our foundation finances the planting of about 4 ha of bamboo in cooperation with Stichting Barbarugo

Here you find all projects of the Ten Brinke Foundation

We were already active in these countries:

  • Zambia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Sri Lanka
  • Burundi
  • Mozambique
  • Niger

Information on the individual projects can be found under the button "All projects".
All projects

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