managed by S. Rabe
Who we are
Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is an international development organisation. It was founded in 1991 as a private non-profit foundation by two entrepreneurs from Hannover.
Besides the Head Office in Hannover, DSW also has Country Offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, as well as an International Affairs Office in Brussels and a Liaison Office in Berlin.
DSW is politically and religiously independent. We rely on private donations and financial support from other organisations, foundations and agencies to carry out our project work.
What we want to achieve
DSW’s main goal is to help people free themselves from poverty. For this purpose we support family planning and sexual and reproductive health projects in Africa and Asia. Our premise is simple: only if people are able to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies and HIV/AIDS do they have the chance to lead a healthier and better life. In this respect reaching young people is key. Young people are the parents of tomorrow and crucial to the development of their country. Investing in their health means investing in a better future.
DSW functions exclusively as a private operating foundation; unsolicited proposals or applications for funding are not accepted.
In unseren Projekten in Äthiopien erfahren junge Menschen, wie sie sich vor ungewollten Schwangerschaften und einer Ansteckung mit HIV schützen können. Zudem lernen sie durch unsere Aus- und Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen, wie sie ein eigenes Einkommen erwirtschaften können. Damit helfen wir ihnen, sich selbst aus der Armut zu befreien.