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The Foundation

sahee funds projects aiming at improving the living conditions of underprivileged people in Swaziland and in Peru in a sustainable way. The politically and denominationally neutral foundation was established in 2006.
Sahee supports projects which are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the UN, sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs. Sahee focuses especially on projects in the fields of Education, Environmental Protection and Health. However, we further maintain a strong focus on supporting projects in sustainable agriculture as they have a direct influence on the two first SDGs: Eradication of Poverty and Hunger.

Principles

sahee means sustainability for agriculture, health, education and environment.

sahee carefully selects its local partners and strives for a long-term cooperation with them. Partners are either regional organisations that are locally well integrated or local groups launching a development project.

sahee supports projects having a limited duration.

sahee promotes rather small projects that envision autonomous continuation – and possibly expansion – by the beneficiaries.

sahee evaluates the supported projects at regular intervals.

sahee follows the principles and recommendations of the «Swiss Foundations Code 2015» and is a member of the umbrella association SwissFoundations.

The Office

- Cyril E. Alther, managing director
- Gabriela Landolt, project manager

The Foundation Board

The foundation board meets several times each year. It is the directing body of the foundation and, among other things, decides on which projects to support. The board constituted itself and elects its members for five-year-terms. The board consists of five members with competences in the fields of international cooperation, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, law, education, psychology and social anthropology.

Its members are:
- Cyril Alther (president)
- Susanna Bucher (actuary)
- Caterina Meier-Pfister (treasurer)
- Linus G. Jauslin
- Claudia Zingerli Glatt