Making an impact
Fastenopfer is a Catholic NGO in Switzerland. The slogan 'We share' describes our involvement in disadvantaged countries in the South and in Switzerland.
Impact in the South
Fastenopfer supports people who take responsibility for their future. Promoting self-empowerment! Experience has shown us that a project only becomes sustainable if the community is involved and supports it. That's why Fastenopfer focuses on strengthening local village structures and other groupings in which people are involved.
Raising awareness in Switzerland
Our public information work is intended to motivate people in Switzerland to think about living conditions in the disadvantaged countries in the South. We inquire into the causes of poverty that affects large sections of the population, and see ourselves as a voice for the people in the South, including at the political level.
Fastenopfer is funded mainly from donations and legacies. Other sources include money collected in parishes and funding from the Federal government, as well as from individual communes and cantons. Funds are allocated carefully and targeted to specific needs in order to ensure their effective use. (Zewo-certificated).
Brochure "Agir - Changer" (in French only)