How it all started…
The reason for the foundation of her own charitable association was a stay in Tanzania in the summer of 2017, where Denise worked as a volunteer for a few weeks in an institution for orphans and street children. During this time she got to know a variety of other social institutions, such as children’s homes and child and women’s rights organisations.
This showed that, in addition to the fascinating nature of the country, a large part of the population suffers from poverty and lack of opportunities that we could not imagine. When Denise finally met Sarah and Joseph and her “Hope Home”, which they run with much love, it was immediately clear to her that even after her stay, she would like to make a contribution to help the local people, especially the children and young people, to make their dreams come true and to pave the way for them to a self-determined and hopeful future.
Her meeting with Sarah and Joseph and the children at “Hope Home” was the most moving moment of her journey – the warmth with which she was received by everyone and the sacrifice with which Sarah and Joseph dedicate themselves to the care and support of the children touched her deeply. When she learned about the daily difficulties – from lack of water and food to insufficient medical care – that the “Hope Home” and heard the moving stories of the children, the need grew in her to commit herself – together with the local people – and to support these people in the long term.
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