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When I first visited the projects of Regenboog India Foundation in and around Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, in October 2013 I was fascinated. Ever since I have become an avid supporter of Regenboog, raising money in Europe to support the works of the local Indian team. The ingenuity with which the projects are designed to make the greatest possible impact not only for the individuals who most immediately benefit from them but for the entire community is remarkable. I have witnessed how the Regenboog team makes sure to put every single rupee to good use, fostering collaboration between the different projects to garner synergies. Thereby Regenboog has created an entire network of developmental initiatives that collectively help elevate people and communities from disabling poverty to a self-determined existence as competent members of Indian society. What makes these projects special is the undying dedication of the Regenboog team to their work. To them, helping people in need is not merely a job, it is a calling. The Regenboog leadership has never backed away from a challenge or buckled under the pressure and returned to a better paying job in the private sector. This is what makes Regenboog stand out from the crowd of other organizations. Over the years, they have not only deserved my utmost respect and trust, but my sincere adoration. I am proud to be able to support their work. And I am happy that all decisions about the projects are made by the Indian team who know their communities, know the circumstances their neighbors live in, and understand better what Indian solution would fit the needs of their fellow Indians than us Europeans ever could. I hope that someday in the future, enough locals will step up and support Regenboog India Foundation so that not only the operations but also the financing will be entirely in Indian hands.

Silvan Diener, Switzerland

Silvan Diener, Switzerland , Development Worker