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Balance 2015 ENG

Sustainability Report Balance // Issue 2015 // Lufthansa Group // 99 Cargo Human Care: Take off, land, help Cargo Human Care (CHC) is a registered charity set up jointly by Lufthansa Cargo employees and German physicians in 2007. From the start, Lufthansa Cargo has sup- ported the initiative with air tickets and freight capacities provided free of charge. The basic idea of this Kenya-based aid project is to provide professional medical care to sick and needy people in an uncomplicated manner. Treatments are given at the Medical Center run by Cargo Human Care in Nairobi. It mainly looks after people living in the vicinity who cannot afford to see a doctor, as well as the children living at the orphanage Mothers’ Mercy Home. The latter, the CHC’s second important area of activity, is currently home to more than 115 orphans. CHC draws from a pool of about 40 medi- cal doctors from six specialty areas. Three times a month, physicians board an aircraft for a four-day stint as voluntary care pro- viders in Kenya. Since 2008, their work in the Federal Republic of Germany on May 9, 2015 for his volunteer work in Kenya. Three years earlier, Fokko Doyen, MD-11F Fleet Chief at Lufthansa Cargo and initiator of Cargo Human Care, received the same award. Cargo Social Care: Cooperation with sheltered workshops For more than 30 years, Lufthansa Cargo has joined forces with the registered asso- ciation “Werkstätten für Behinderte Rhein- Main e.V.”. This cooperation secures the jobs of 280 disabled persons, who each week produce about 2,400 lashing straps and each month repair about 11,000 straps used to secure air freight loaded on aircraft. All products meet the stringent Lufthansa Cargo quality requirements derived from the relevant ISO standards. Nairobi has added up to more than 2,000 days. What is more: In 2014 the CHC pro- vided without charge about 22,500 treat- ments for about 6,500 patients – a new record. During the reporting year, the CHC again expanded the range of medical options it offers. Among these new treat- ments are plastic surgery and laparoscopic procedures, which German specialists perform on an inpatient basis at the local Nazareth Hospital. Furthermore, the aid organization cooperates with an eye clinic to treat cataracts. Since 2011, Cargo Human Care has of- fered full or partial child sponsorships for sick, disabled and neglected children living in the area surrounding the Mothers’ Mercy Home. There were 60 such cases in 2014. In addition, the CHC created education and training sponsorships during the reporting year – a support option that currently bene- fits more than 30 young people. Dr. Sven Sievers, founding member and former second chairman of Cargo Human Care, was awarded the Order of Merit of Cargo Human Care: At Mothers’ Mercy Home the first graduates celebrate the successful completion of their course work.