Dr. med. Maria Kaan (née Dillmann) and Dr. med. Florian Schneider worked as volunteers between 2006 and 2007 at Endulen Hospital located in rural North-Western Tanzania. After finishing school in Germany, both of them left their hometown to work as a so-called temporary missionary (“Missionar auf Zeit”, MAZ). Florian stayed for one year in Ethiopia and Maria for half a year in southern Tanzania, before coming to Endulen.
After coming back to Germany, Maria and Florian decided to further support the Massai people and the work at Endulen Hospital. Hence, in February 2008 together with some other founding members, they founded the NGO “Endulen e.V. – Trage es im Herzen mit”, which is officially registered as a non-profit organization at the local tax office (Finanzamt) and the local district court (Amtsgericht) in Regensburg.
Since then, our NGO has been able to collect more than 250,000 Euros (numbes by Oct. 2016) and has been able to run many different projects in Eastern Africa. One of our biggest projects so far was the construction of a very separate maternity wing at Endulen Hospital to improve mother and child health by encouraging Massai women to give birth at the hospital in a safe environment. Another important project was the extension of the hospital´s energy and water supply (e.g. by building water tanks or by replacing water pumps). We do also offer financial support to cover for emergency procedures or live-saving medication when there is a shortage. Another central aspect of our work is medical education e.g. by teaching basic health care aspects to medical staff, traditional birth attendants or young girls and women.
While working at Endulen Hospital, we have made quite a lot of experiences. Now we aim to transfer them to other regions in Tanzania and Eastern Africa.
Our NGO, which used to be quite small in the beginning, has now become an organization, that runs sustainable projects in different medical facilities spread all over Tanzania.
Our number of members increases constantly. Some of our new members impressively support the NGO´s work by their creativity and enthusiasm. And some of them even have taken responsible leading positions in our NGO.
Our executive board is elected every year by the general meeting of members. The current executive board is represented by:
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Our NGO “Endulen e.V. – Trage es im Herzen mit!“ was founded in April 2008 in Regensburg. Since then, the NGO is registered at the central NGO register of the local district court (Amtgericht) in Regensburg (Number VR 200 299). The NGO is also registered at the local tax office (Finanzamt) in Regensburg (Tax number 244/108/10235) and approved as non-profit (charitable) and tax privileged.
Our NGO currently has 38 recorded members, that meet up at least two times a year for a general members meeting. They strongly feel attached to our projects and to Tanzania by different reasons.
We have many volunteers, supporters and donors, such as single persons, companies, schools, women societies, religious parishes, student societies or other different groups from Universities and High Schools.
Since 2008, we have been able to build up cooperations with other non-profit organizations in development aid, such as „Action Medeor“, „Initiative Teilen im Cusanuswerk e.V.“, „twodecide e.V.“, „Arbeitskreis Eine-Welt Dachau“, or the German Embassy in Tanzania.
The executive board of our NGO is elected every year by our general members meeting. The board currently exists of Judith von Andrian, Patricia Neugebauer, Anna-Marie Salaja and Philipp Metzger.
Our Statues (German Version) were amended in 2018 and haven't been changed since then.