Broederlijk Delen

Broederlijk Delen is a Flemish Aid and Development Agency, which specializes in trying to improve the living conditions of rural communities in Africa and Latin America. [1] [2]

At the international level Broederlijk Delen is a member of the International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity ( CIDSE ), the umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America.

Since 2011 Broederlijk Delen has been led by Thérèse Coens. [3]


In the global south Broederlijk Delen puts the local rural population’s own plans at the center of its work. They support local initiatives or organizations rather than initiating their own projects.

Broederlijk Delen cooperates with about 160 partner organizations, which receive financial support. Broederlijk Delen is active in 13 countries: six of these countries are in Africa, [4] six in Latin America, and they also operate in Israel and Palestine. [5]

In Flanders Broederlijk Delen is active in policy and advocacy work. It also tries to raise awareness and encourages action. The highlight of the work of Broederlijk Delen in Flanders is its annual fundraising campaign during Lent , the 40 days that precedes Easter. In 2016 it collected 3.1 million euros during its Lent campaign. [6]

Broederlijk Delen has chosen to address the following issues:

  1. Right to food
  2. Sustainable management of natural resources
  3. Participation and peace


Broederlijk Delen was founded in 1961 as a relief organization as a reaction to famine in the Congolese Kasai region . The Catholic Church called during Lent for donations. After this first call Broederlijk Delen evolved into a permanent aid and development NGO .


  1. Jump up^ “Sociaal experiment Broederlijk Delen brengt lot Colombiaanse boeren tot bij ons” . Retrieved 2016-07-26 .
  2. Jump up^ “BROEDERLIJK DELEN” . From Standaard . Retrieved 2016-07-26 .
  3. Jump up^ “Eleven organization” . 2015-10-13 . Retrieved 2016-07-26 .
  4. Jump up^ Ndlovu, Mary (2012-01-01). Against the Odds: A History of Zimbabwe Project . African Books Collective. ISBN  9781779221681 .
  5. Jump up^ Committee, Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development (2008-07-24). The Humanitarian and Development Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Eleventh Report of Session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence . The Stationery Office. ISBN  9780215523198 .
  6. Jump up^ “Broederlijk campaign Delen brengt ruim 3.1 miljoen op” . Retrieved 2016-07-26 .

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