Fastenopfer/Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund
Support people who take responsibility for their future; promote self-empowerment; focus on strengthening local village structures and other groupings in which people are involved; motivate people in Switzerland to think about living conditions in the disadvantaged countries in the South.
Fastenopfer (Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund/SCLF) is a Catholic relief agency that was started in 1962. It is firmly anchored in the Church in Switzerland. Since this time, it has collected more than CHF 800 million and its development policies have become more and more active. For many decades, Fastenopfer has supported pastoral projects, formerly known as "missionary" projects, and development cooperative projects.