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action five e.V. Bonn


action „five“

“five” comes from the principle of putting five percent of one’s income and/or time towards self-help projects in developing regions. For over 30 years, we have worked for international responsibility and development (in German “Für Internationale Verantwortung und Entwicklung”). As members of the human race, we are all dependent on each other, which is why we need to take responsibility and make a contribution towards our mutual development.



action five is made up of 15 active volunteers meeting once a week. In addition, a wide circle of members from across the world helps us out with specific events.



We work without a complicated structure and make decisions democratically following frank discussions. Because we value people’s own initiative, we do not send helpers to join projects, preferring to maintain contact via letters, e-mails and telephone calls. We get to know all projects which we finance for longer periods of time thanks to privately funded visits. Likewise, the ideas for projects do not come from us but are sent to us by local people with plans for the further development of their region.



As a basic principle, all our documentation including our finances can be viewed by anyone. We work exclusively on a voluntary basis. With the exception of our extremely low administration costs (<1%), all donations go towards our projects. Volunteers take it in turns to audit the finances once a year.



action five is a registered charity.



Our work is independent of religious aims and political ideologies. Our projects focus on the well-being of the people who live in the areas in which we run projects. We are self-critical in our scrutiny of the effectiveness of individual projects.



Our Newsletters provide regular information on our work and projects. The Newsletters appear four times a year and can also be found on our home page. To help us better understand the people involved in the project and the situation in the corresponding regions, we find out more through relevant background literature and lectures. We hold seminar weeks in which we take time to explore key issues in even more depth. vertiefen.



We are supported by around 100 loyal and reliable donors. They have shown their trust in us for over 30 years, donating between 35,000 and 45,000 euros each year. Some of our active volunteers are themselves donors. You can help too.



Action Five e.V. Bonn,

Account number 291 199 505,

Postbank Köln,

Sort code 370 100 50

If you would like more information about our work, please do not hesitate to e-mail us:

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