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Im April 2014 reisten wir zu dritt (Johannes, Sascha und ich, Aaron) auf die Philippinen. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt wussten wir noch nicht, dass wir, zurück in Deutschland, einen Verein gründen würden. Wir aber wussten, dass wir helfen wollten. Uns drei beschäftigte derselbe Gedanke: „Was können wir tun, um Menschen zu helfen, die sich selbst, aus welchen Gründen auch immer,  nicht helfen können?“ Menschen in Not. 

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Dandelions großer Traum ist es, Kinder und Jugendliche von der Straße zu holen und Menschen die Möglichkeit zu geben, ihre Lebenssituation zu verbessern. Wir glauben, dass die Grundvoraussetzung dafür eine gute Ausbildung ist – sie ermöglicht einen ordentlichen Job und damit hoffentlich ein Einkommen, das alle Grundbedürfnisse ausreichend abdeckt. Im Hinblick darauf arbeiten wir derzeit daran ein sog. „development center“ aufzubauen, in dem interessierte Menschen eine Ausbildung erhalten.

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Co-Founder visits recipients in their homes

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Our Co-Founder and 1. Chairman, Johannes Hoffmeister, spent this weekend in Agdao in order to reconnect with the recipients and hold the first official meeting with the board of the new formed Dandelion – Hands on Charity – Philippines. “Heart broken by so many tragic life stories, but also very thrilled by the help we could provide for our recepients.” This year – 2018 – Dandelion Philippines is providing around 200 micro credits for citizens of Agdao, a very poor … Read More

Let’s go! Four new rounds of microcredits

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We are happy to have been able to start four new rounds of microcredits in November and December 2017. Over 100 families are profitting through our program and we are hoping to reach over 130 families in 2018. Next to financial support we also offer teachings in how to budget wisely and even extend their business in a sensible way.

Our new vice president: Johanna Blum

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We are delighted to present our new vice president: Johanna Blum! A very warm welcome to our team from Dandelion Hands on Charity! At our last annual convention in october we elected a new vice president, since the previous and founding member Aaron Overmeyer and family is going to extend his stay in New Zealand to continue his studies. Thus it was reasonable to release his function to somebody at home, nearer to the action. A big thank you to … Read More

A true entrepreneur

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Ate Remi, 60 years old and a true entrepreneur! She raised six children of which two graduated from college – one summa cum laude. Since her husband was not able to support his family sufficiently, Remi did everything she could to earn some extra money. When the children were in High School she made Native delicacies and sold them from her home. She cleans at four different households and sews costumes for school. She is very determined: “That time I’m … Read More

The Shoe Repair Man

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Can you imagine how it is to be a shoe repair man in the Philippines and what life that entails? And can you imagine how it feels, when you lose your job in the shoe business due to athritis and can’t support your family with five children and a wife who is bending over backwards to survive? Benjamin can. That is his story. Through Dandelion’s support he was able to buy some shoe repair material and now takes on orders … Read More

Our frontman in the Philippines: Lou!

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Here we proudly present our frontman in the Philippines: Lou! He sustains important contacts – like the church authorities where we are allowed to carry out Dandelion projects, keeps in touch with the people from the micro credit progam, invents new ideas how Dandelion can help and considers whether the idea can be realized, he will be leading the new building project for the first training center rooms for Dandelion and tons more. Thank you, Lou!! Without you our projects … Read More

Charity Run at the High School in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, 2017

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It has become a tradition at Dandelion already – the annual charity run at the High School in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn. The fourth in a row took place on July 14th this year. The students ran around their school building zealously – thereby supporting numerous families in the Philippines that desperately need help. Thanks a lot for your engagement, for the donations and the cooperation of the school administration and the parents’ council. We are looking forward to next year!

#trisikadproject 2016

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And done: thx to our team! Finally we can launch the so longed for #‎trisikadproject‬ in Davao! With your help we can transform an entire community! ‪#‎dandelionhandsoncharity‬ ‪#‎endpoverty #communitydevelopment‬‪

UPDATE Charity Run

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Charity Run 2015 – A great success. Thank you very much! On July 27th in 2015 the Charity Run of the Gymnasium Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn took place. Around 500 students participated for a good purpose. The Charity Run is organized by the Gymnasium Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn and was a great success the second time as well. The proceeds of around 17.000€ are donated – as last year – to Dandelion – Hands on Charity International e.V. We are very excited that the donated amount … Read More


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A real milestone for us! Since this week our sponsored tricycle in Davao City is rolling. We created an employment for the driver. The mission is, that he and his entire family can live from that income. Thank you very much to all supporters! Find more information on the project: http://www.handsoncharity.org/tricycle/