The GNF is trying to cushion the impact of the corona pandemic which has hit Germany and the world. Early on we created the conditions for efficient work in home office. We´re able to stay in contact with our partners in about 40 projects and 60 countries and to adapt to the changed conditions. Around the globe people tell us that they are grateful to have GNF at their side. Whether in the awe-inspiring mangrove forests that connect India and Bangladesh, on banana plantations in Costa Rica or in our new drinking water project in Malawi: our cooperation with the local people is necessary. It is effective. And it is appreciated.
And yet we are feeling immense pressure: The crisis is hitting us particularly hard as a charitable foundation that is not financed by membership fees but depends on the support of third parties. Some of our corporate partners have already announced that they will not be able to maintain their commitment to GNF projects to the extent hoped for. We understand this – it is about the future of these companies, about jobs, about livelihoods.
But frankly, our hearts bleed at the prospect of not being able to keep promises to communities whose well-being depends on our projects. We're streamlining our processes to the max, and yet we can't make it without you – people who share in our work.
Now more than ever, community is important. For nature, thought globally. Please support the GNF with your donation so that we can continue our development work worldwide.