Nitz Engineering helps
Nitz engineering haven’t just been economically successful but have also been engaged in social projects for a number of years. The company wants to share its success with people who are less well off than those in Europe. Every year it supports two small social projects, one in India and one in Peru.
With donations and financial support, Nitz engineering ensures that children, young people and adults have a better chance of survival in Peru.
The project is located in the middle of the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of more than 3,000 metres above sea level. The target groups are mainly farmers in a small, remote village and young people in the city of Huaraz which has 100,000 inhabitants.
The project is coordinated and assisted by a health centre in a parish. In addition to basic healthcare, the main and voluntary staff, take care of a balanced diet for people, education and training for children and young people, agricultural projects and treatment for various illnesses. .
Peru has more than 28 million inhabitants. It is one of the poorest countries in Latin America: 70% of the population are considered as poor and 27% as extremely poor. Many have to live on less than a dollar per day. Many people have no fixed employment and work on an informal basis.
A future for 20 children
Nitz engineering has supported a small social project in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The company specifically supports 20 children and young people from poor backgrounds: children without parents or living in violent situations, slave child labourers and school dropouts.
Every year we work together with project manager Rev. Fr. Joseph Anthonappa to ensure that children have a roof over their head, are well-fed and are able to go to school.
Our local partner is Sacred Heart Parish in Naganahalli. The project leader is Rev. Fr. Joseph Anthonappa. He is a qualified social and aid worker. He is also on the “Parish Council” and “School Betterment Committee“.
India has more than 1.1 billion people with an annual population growth of 1.9%. The average per capita income is 386 euros per month. 44% of the population live on less than 1 euro per day. A quarter of the population cannot afford an adequate diet.