Projekt MuniRudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 71
|Contact person:||Stefan Perlebach|
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
- Aid for developing countries
- Educational policy/project
We are a group of students of politics and economics focussing on the field of development policy and cooperation. In Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, the students came in contact with many begging street children.
We met Muni and the other kids in front of our hotel and recognized their huge potential: They are full of energy, quick learners with amazing manners and even more amazing smiles. To not just waste this potential, these kids should go to school.
We want to take these kids from the streets and give them the opportunity of at least a half days school. To reach our goal, we would like to make sure that the parents earn more money so they can afford to cover the loss of their children’s income. We want to help them become self-sufficient and start a small business. This will encourage their independence and self-responsibility.
We believe in the potential and the abilities of the poor and are convinced that most will be able to run a business successfully.
We have proven our concept by helping Muni, an eight year old street kid, her three siblings and her mother. These four children made a total income of seventy Euro per month, while Yasmin earned thirty Euro. We told Yasmin about our plan to send her children to school and asked her if she could imagine starting her own business to generate more money. She liked our suggestion and came up with the idea of opening a traditional tea shop. We collected some money from our own pockets and helped Yasmin to implement her idea. Three weeks later, since August 2011, the shop has opened and is running well. At the beginning of 2012 we sent three kids to school.
Encouraged by this success, the students founded the aid project, to which gave the street child Muni its name. It would like to support parents through the micro-credit model of Professor Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner of 2006. Through a private, small business the parents will have enough income, so that the children can go to school instead of having to beg. With a part of their income, parents pay back her micro credit. With that money then more families can be helped.
Stefan Perlebach is one of the founders of Project Muni.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Also we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field: Bangladesh, Social Business, Micro credits.