What is the breakdown of surgery costs?

The surgery costs include the inpatient stay including meals, medication, the required medical material as well as the surgical procedure itself.

Does the operation cost the same in every country?

The 300 Euro operation costs are an imputed average of the real costs, which vary from project country to project country.

Can I be sure that my donation will be used wisely?

Transparency is a major concern for us. Every year, we undergo an extensive audit by the German Central Institute for Social Issues (DZI). We have been certified with the DZI Donation Seal for the responsible handling of our donation income since 2012.

Do I receive a donation receipt?

We always send the donation receipts automatically in January of the respective following year. This reduces our administrative workload and thus our costs. Donors who make multiple donations per year receive a collective receipt on which all donations are acknowledged for reporting to the tax office.

Donations of up to 300 euros do not necessarily require a donation receipt to be tax deductible. The tax office accepts the bank statement or PC printout for online donations as simplified proof of donation.