Project Casa Hogar

In our search for a suitable educational project in South America that we could support beyond the promotion of Fairtrade Gold, we quickly became aware of the Casa Hogar initiative led by Theodor Rüber. This project immediately convinced us with its transparent, dynamic and determined way of working: In the areas of Chocó (Colombia), where thousands of people still mine gold with mercury, the environment is heavily polluted and there is no Fairtrade project yet, a commitment to the development and education of young people is of central importance. We are delighted to be able to support this sustainable project with your help!

About Casa Hogar
The German-Colombian initiative Casa Hogar is involved in reconstruction work in the Chocó region in south-western Colombia, more precisely in the municipality of Istminia, which is heavily contaminated with mercury due to gold mining. It focuses on women’s education and has built up something valuable in recent years: a home and the expansion of the school for many local girls and young women! Impressive photos, documentation and insights as well as the current development status of the project can be found at

As there is still a lot to do for a positive future there, we would be delighted if you would ensure a large circulation of HeartCoins! The money arrives safely and directly in the initiative’s account. We are extremely proud to be part of this valuable project and to be able to support Theodor Rüber and his team, who have all volunteered their time so far, with our contribution via the HeartCoins!

Signum HeartCoins
The HeartCoins, lovingly crafted from the heart, are made from the finest materials – as befits a strong and sustainable currency: Max Havelaar Fairtrade fine gold 999.9 from South America or from Recycling silver! Ideal as a very special gift for a special person or to give to yourself, 50% of the sales price goes directly to the project. The 2.5 or 5 g coins are minted with either a small heart, the symbol of great love, or a shield, as a symbol of protection. Both have a small keyhole in the middle – it stands for curiosity, which always allows you to see things from new perspectives and can open up completely new worlds…