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OMO Child Ethiopia is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) that works really solidly and honestly. A team of 45 staff members looks after the 52 children at present and runs the school, which now has over 500 children. The administrative costs are kept within reasonable limits. At the moment, the organisation is financed by us, OMO Child Ethiopia Austria and Germany, by donations from the USA and by collecting a small amount of debt money.
A friend of Lale Labuko, John Rowe, photographer and filmmaker, accompanied Lale Labuko for many years and over a period of five years, financed from his own funds, made an incredibly film “OMO Child – The River and The Bush” which illustrates the situation of these children better than words can.
Website of the award-winning film “Omo Child the river and the bush” from John Rowe
Robert and Barbara Ebner learned about the fate of the Mingi children from the OMO Valley during a trip to Ethiopia and met Lale Labuko. They were so touched by this experience and impressed by the commitment of Lale and his team that they immediately decided to support his initiative. The members and helpers of OMO Child Ethiopia Austria all work on a voluntary and unpaid basis, so no donation money is wasted on administrative expenses etc.
Carmen Kisters decided to support OMO Child after a trip to Ethiopia. Together with (Ethiopian) friends she founded OMO Child Ethiopia Germany. The association members and helpers all work on a voluntary basis and free of charge.
- it is a small, manageable organization
- the transparency of the whole enterprise is ensured (both associations are officially registered and obliged to disclose their performance)
- all resources are used in a goal-oriented manner and with the highest possible benefit
Basically, your entire donation arrives on site. In Germany and Austria, all employees work on a voluntary basis. Travel expenses are also paid out of their own pockets. Only the costs for bank transfers and, in rare cases, costs for fundraising events (room rental, flyers) are incurred in Europe to a small extent. Exclusively for online transfers, a fee of currently 2.5% is charged by the donation platform we use, betterplace.com.
In Germany, we are a recognized non-profit organization and are allowed to issue donation receipts for German tax purposes. You can find our certificate of exemption here:
In Austria, we hope to achieve this status soon as well.
Generally, the donation amount is freely selectable and unlimited. Every euro counts. We recommend that larger monetary donations be made by bank transfer to avoid the betterplace.com administration fee of currently 2.5%.
Name of Association:
OMO Child Äthiopien Austria
1841518152 BH Linz-Land
Mag. Robert Ebner
OMO CHILD ETHIOPIA
Austria: 4060 Leonding
Germany: 40593 Düsseldorf
+43 732 6868 8610
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Through sponsorship, you will not only ensure that a child is looked after, you will also be looking after the child´s future.