We do not believe in a purely profit-driven company and we want to give something back to our local and global community. As a company, we are proud that we can help where help is most needed. With the recent COVID 19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to help people.
We have been working with the German Doctors e.V. since March 2020 and have established our own donation program in close cooperation with them. We decided to work with the German Doctors e.V. because we believe that every person has a right to basic medical care. We produce even in Calcutta - under fair conditions and with a high level of occupational safety. That is why we want to do something good and create jobs with our start-up in Calcutta.
Our donation program:
For everywallet or accessory sold we donate a WHO-compliant vaccination seriesfor a child in Calcutta and for every wallet or accessory sold we donate a lunch for one week to a malnourished person in the slums of Calcutta.
German Doctors e.V. is a non-governmental organization that provides voluntary medical services in developing countries. Through hygiene training, health care and preventive measures, the doctors try to improve the health of the people internationally in the long term. The doctors work voluntarily on their own vacation or in retirement for a period of 6 weeks to help people. The German Doctors e.V. carry out their work in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Sierra Leone. Since 1983, more than 6,700 missions have been carried out with more than 3,100 medical professionals.
The people who are helped by the project live in slums on the outskirts of Calcutta or in the twin town Howrah across the river. Medical care is becoming increasingly scarce, especially in the outskirts of the city. In order to reach as many people as possible, the German Doctors currently operate four outpatient clinics in the various slums, which are regularly visited. The most common health problems are tuberculosis, infectious diseases, malnutrition, diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In the outpatient clinics, more than 50% of the patients sign their thumbprints when the German Doctors e.V. provide them with a mosquito net from donations to protect them against malaria and dengue because they cannot read or write. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for women to be abandoned by their families after a long stay in hospital. Therefore, the social component is always crucial for the work of the German Doctors e.V.: long-term patients learn, for example, how to sew so that they can stand on their own two feet after discharge.
At this point we would like to thank you for your support! We have already been able to donate more than 25,000 lunches through you. This makes us very proud and motivates us to continue our goal of donating 100.000 lunches.
If you want to learn more about German Doctors and their work, please visit their website: www.german-doctors.de.