Marbach supports charity projectsDecember 12, 2018
An eventful year has come to an end for the cutting-die and thermoforming tool manufacturer Marbach. Marbach has a nice tradition of making donations at Christmas instead of giving presents to customers. When selecting recipients, it is important for the Marbach management to divide the money between internationally known and regionally respected institutions. Because the Heilbronn-based company is active all over the world. This year, Marbach has donated 7,000 euros to help in Burkina Faso and 3,000 euros to the protection against freezing to death by the Aufbaugilde Heilbronn. International donation to Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V. in Burkina Faso The situation in Burkina Faso is growing steadily worse. People living in the countryside are suffering from hunger. Due to poor soil conditions, dryness of the soil and climate fluctuations, it is difficult to cultivate food. Hunger and a lack of prospects often lead young people to join radical groups. Their hope is to earn enough money as mercenaries to feed their parents, brothers and sisters and their own families. An alternative is to flee their homeland for another country. Marbach Managing Director Peter Marbach: “We want to give the young people in Burkina Faso hope and motivate them to build a viable economic existence. After all, fleeing their everyday lives or their country are options for the people. But certainly not good ones. A path with many dangers and great uncertainty. Surely it is better for every human being to be able to build up a permanent standing and have a chance of a happy life? With our donation we want to support the people of Burkina Faso in their efforts to do so.” The Marbach donation will finance care of 350 families. These families will receive basic agricultural equipment and seed to cultivate 0.5 hectares of land and to be able to provide for themselves. They will be accompanied and trained so that self-sufficiency will be guaranteed in the long term.