About Living Gaia e.V.

Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling is active in Brazil since 2011. Since 2013 she is cooperating with the Huni Kuin in the state of Acre in the Amazon. She founded the non-profit association Living Gaia e.V. to collect donations for various projects supporting the Huni Kuin.
The use of the donations and the development of the projects are communicated transparently.

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Successfully implemented projects
Development status of current projects
Donation process
Cooperation with the Huni Kuin

Donation account:

Living Gaia e.V.
IBAN: DE48 4306 0967 1150 1986 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS

Membership

You would like to become a member of Living Gaia e.V.?
That pleases us!

By doing so you will make a valuable contribution to the support of Huni Kuin and the protection of the rainforest. Current projects of our association are the purchase of land in the community of Jordão and the installation and maintenance of solar energy systems in Novo Natal.

The annual meeting usually takes place in May.
The membership fee is 100.- € per year.

Membership application form
SEPA mandate form
Statutes
(please read carefully for your information)

Please print out the 2 pages of registration form and SEPA mandate form, fill it out, sign and send it by post to:

Living Gaia e.V.
Berliner Str. 53
10713 Berlin, Germany

You will immediately receive a confirmation of registration. We are at your disposal for further information.

Transparency

Transparency is important to us. This is why we have joined the Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (ITZ).

We are committed to make the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keeping them up to date:

 

1) Name, registered office, address and year of foundation

Living Gaia e.V. was founded in 2013 with its headquarters in Berlin and is registered at the district court of Charlottenburg under the association register number VR 32972 B.

Address

Living Gaia e.V.
Berlin Str. 53
10713 Berlin

2) Complete statutes and information on the organisation's objectives

Association statutes (PDF-Download)

"Living Gaia" stands for the promotion of education about the natural and earthbound resources of the planet.

The association collects donations in order to implement sustainable projects in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation and to present them as model projects.

Furthermore, Living Gaia e.V. has the goal of combining the knowledge and wisdom of the indigenous cultures of the Amazon with the knowledge and wisdom of western cultures. With the long lasting relationship to the indigenous people of the Huni Kuin, successful projects and sub-goals have already been implemented, such as cultural exchange, as well as further education measures (including solar energy).

3) Information on tax relief

The corporation Living Gaia e.V. (tax number 27/671/56281) is exempt from corporate income tax pursuant to § 5 (1) No. 9 of the Corporate Income Tax Act and from trade tax pursuant to § 3 No. 6 of the Trade Tax Act, because it exclusively and directly serves tax-privileged charitable purposes within the meaning of §§ 51 et seq. AO serves. The last notice of exemption received by us was issued by the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin and is valid until 03 November 2021.

4) Name and function of key decision-makers

Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, Chairwoman of the Board
Christin Colli, Vice-Chairwoman of the Board
Klaus Trenz, Treasurer

The executive committee works on a voluntary basis.

5) Activity report

Annual report 2019

6) Personnel structure

TEAM
Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, chairwoman of the association's board and managing director, honorary
Edson Marcelino da Rocha Junior (Dada), volunteer
Marie Buhaienko, part-time employee
Magdalena Nicolai, volunteer
Julia Janssen, volunteer

Freelancer
Yves Scherer

and many helpers and supporters, who organize events on a voluntary basis or otherwise make themselves useful

7) Information on the source of funds

In 2019, the revenues amounted to € 95,510.66. The amounts of each revenue item are shown in the profit and loss account (see point 8: financial statement).

Membership fees

The membership fees of individual members amounted to 800 €.

Donations

From 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019, the income from donations amounted to € 94,710.66, of which € 360 is to be stated as a contribution to the promotion (regular donations).

8) Information on the use of funds

s. Financial statement at 31.12.2019

9) Company law affiliation with third parties

does not exist

10) Names of persons whose annual payments represent more than 10% of the total annual budget

none

 

"In Germany there are no uniform publication requirements for non-profit organisations. Transparency helps to make their own work comprehensible to the public as well as to donors, thus strengthening trust and credibility". More about the Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Transparency Germany).