We take responsibility!
For us, it is not enough to produce and sell delicious organic food products. This is why we support social projects that matter to us.
We are fortunate to live in a society full of wealth and wellbeing. We take education and more than enough food on our tables for granted. As this is not the case in all countries, we are more than happy of being able to give back in cooperation with the organisation Plan International Deutschland e.V. With their assistance we support the daily life of three children on different continents.
Plan International Deutschland e.V is an international organisation supporting children in third world countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They support the rights of children. Their aim is to create a world where children do not have to suffer from poverty and bad health. Children should be able to develop freely - in a society that protects their rights independent from race, religion and political matters.
With our donations to a neighbouring Demeter farmer, who coordinates the financial help of several projects in Africa, we were able to support following projects in Ghana and Senegal:
Moja kwa Moja – Project „Ohodenfo“
In cooperation with the "No More Tears" Foundation, an organisation directly located in Ghana, this project supports single women, especially single mothers, who cannot provide for themselves and are dependent on external assistance. Small loans help these women to start a career by financing education or necessary equipment such as sewing machines.
Vision Yamalé – safe electricity for Senega
The organisation supports people returning to their home in Africa to start an existence. They strive for creating a network of locals supporting each other within their home country. This special project aims to support Demba Tounkana with the start-up of his own electricity company after he has successfully finished his apprenticeship in order to train more people in his home country. His vision: to implement more security standards in order to reduce accidents in connection with electricity that frequently happen in Senegal.
Reduce reasons for refugee - Development in the rural areas of Senegal
For more than 2 years Inge Herz has collected donations for projects in the south of Senegal on a private basis. The money is used to build cooperatives that count several villages, to create gardens and build schools. The goal is to support the natives with the necessary tools in order to be able to provide for themselves and to get much needed education.
We find each single one of these projects truly amazing and hope that our donation will contribute to their success!
Each summer the youth organisation of Hessia (Germany) organises the "Eine-Erde-Camp" for young adults - one week full of different workshops addressing all kinds of topics related to nature and environment as well as different forms of societies and lifestyles. Creativity, exercise and relaxation are just as important and another central part of this 7-day summer camp. All of this includes nutritious vegan/vegetarian meals. For several years now already, we are happily providing this active and educational week with our SOTO products!
More than just a circus!
UBUNTU is a timely limited creative parallel world for teenagers. The participants do not only receive a training in acrobatics, but also get the chance to learn a lot about team work and social skills. During a few intensive months the volunteers experience what it means to create an artistic project from the initial idea to the final show. The project includes:
- intensive training and team work
- creative freedom in combination with discipline and persistence
- the development of artistic and musical skills
- the opportunity to leave the own comfort zone, discover new possibilities and enjoy personal achievements!
UBUNTU guarantees many experiences that will be of life-long value for the teenagers and the whole group.
We just love that much social commitment and are happily providing the circus crew with delicious and nutritious SOTO products.
The Landesbund für Vogelschutz in Bayern e.V. (LBV) is a large environmental and nature conservation association that protects species, landscapes and biotopes as well as providing environmental education and public relations work.
We support the annual acquisition of biotope areas in order to push environmental protection.
Further selected regional projects
Wherever possible we are more than happy to support chosen local projects with either product or money donations. The "Chiemseer Tafel" for example receives products for their clients on a regular basis. It is important to us to help wherever we can. At the same time, we thank you for your comprehension that it is just not possible to answer to every request.