Our Organisation

Back to Life e.V.

Back to Life e.V. is a charitable organisation registered in Germany at Bad Homburg District Court. As a registered charity, we are exempt from corporation tax. We are a non-profit-making organisation and do not have any affiliation with a particular political party or religious congregation. All donors resident in Germany are furnished with receipts for their tax returns at the beginning of each calendar year. If you need a receipt at any other time, please contact us. For more information about receipts for donations, please click here.

All administrative tasks are handled by a small team based in Germany, which helps us to keep our expenses as low as possible. In addition, we can rely on the support of the board of management, members of the association and other volunteers who all work for free. We aim at achieving the greatest possible change to the life of people in disadvantaged areas.

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Verein Back to Life e.V. - Stella Deetjen Tara Stella Deetjen

Founder and project director

Back to Life e.V. supports and promotes projects aimed at improving the living conditions of disadvantaged people in the world. The organisation currently works in India and Nepal and provides development aid as help to self-help.
The projects run by Back to Life e.V. have been initiated by Stella Deetjen, who has been living and working abroad since 1996, helping disadvantaged people and in particularly children. In many areas, we have teamed up with local charitable organisations who share our goals. Following the project launch, our project managers and partners on the ground remain closely involved to monitor the progress. In the final stage, the people we supported through our projects are to become independent from our aid managing the projects themselves as a community.