We are a non-profit, registered, German association whose goal it is to support the children of the terraced settlement Terra Boa on the Cape Verdean island of Sal in the framework of development cooperation. On Sal, the most barren island of the Cape Verdean islands, the slum called “Terra Boa” (good earth) is located right outside of Espargos secluded from touristic hotels and residential facilities. About 250 people, including about 120 children, are living in this settlement in self-made barracks made of corrugated iron and transport pallets, without medical care, running water, electricity and without enough money for school supplies, games, clothes or toiletries. Terra Boa is growing more and more each day, because there is no such thing as a working social security system just as sufficient education, work and future prospects.
The children of Terra Boa are walking 3km (≈ 1.9 miles) everyday from and to school in Espargos, the island capital. Outside of their school lives they play in dirt or, if it rains, in the mud. Illnesses are a daily fare. Long-term supporters and sponsors of these children teamed up in 2014 to find a legal opportunity to help these children have a better future. For that reason the association “Hilfe für die Kinder von Terra Boa e.V.” (“registered society for the support for the children in Terra Boa”) was founded in Germany.
If you want to become an active member in our association or take on a sponsorship, you will find all necessary information in the links provided below.
The donations will be transferred par for par to our partner association UFCTB (“Unidos para o futuro das crianças de Terra Boa”). All of the funding will be used for the support of the children exclusively.