Social responsibility

Following in Nobel Peace Prize Laureate's footsteps

joachim behrens scheessel gmbh has decided to sponsor a so-called "Trustbank-Sponsorship" in Ghana with the charity "Opportunity International". By this our company is actively engaged in the social sector, too.

Why Opportunity International?

"Companies should be a role model for acting responsibly", according to company's owner Joachim Behrens." That's why we support a concept which has officially been honoured by the Nobel Peace Prize. lt is also very important for us to help relieving distress, especially in Africa."

Opportunity International is a global Christian motivated organisation which provides microfinance and training to the working poor in the developing world. Their mission is to give people (clients) in poverty the chance to transform their lives, by providing microfinance which empowers poor entrepreneurs to lift themselves out of poverty. At the same time the clients are being trained and educated among other things in business management, health issues and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.

Professor Yunus, one of the founders of microfinance and Partner of Opportunity International, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2006 for his concept "help for self-help".

More information: – homepage of the Opportunity International Network, Germany

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