Through a project offering work for food, the Foundation supported an organisation committed to helping people caught up in the Yemen civil war.

A flood disaster in Pakistan caused huge suffering among the mostly poor population. A donation to the Caritas Association in the Diocese of Essen helped them continue to deliver their emergency aid.

The Foundation financed its first “Germany Scholarships” at the University of Essen. In subsequent years, scholarships were extended to the universities in Bremen, the Lower Rhine and Kaisers Lau­tern.