Widows and Orp­hans Devel­op­ment Foun­da­ti­on

Assistentie bij aanvraag ANBI-status


HVG Law has assisted the Widows and Orp­hans Devel­op­ment Foun­da­ti­on in apply­ing for ANBI sta­tus with the Dut­ch Tax Autho­ri­ties. This foun­da­ti­on is sel­fles­sly com­mit­ted to the rights of widows and orp­hans in Afri­ca (main­ly in Tan­za­nia).

About Widows and Orp­hans Devel­op­ment Foun­da­ti­on
Widows and Orp­hans Devel­op­ment Foun­da­ti­on was esta­blis­hed at the end of 2020 as a foun­da­ti­on with the aim of impro­ving the soci­al, eco­no­mic and legal posi­ti­on of widows in Tan­za­nia.

She is com­mit­ted to the posi­ti­on of widows and their child­ren, among other things by rol­ling out pro­grams to impro­ve eco­no­mic and soci­al inde­pen­den­ce, rai­sing awa­re­ness about human rights and dra­wing atten­ti­on to the pro­blems of widows and their child­ren at nati­o­nal level. and local autho­ri­ties. The foun­da­ti­on is com­ple­te­ly depen­dent on dona­ti­ons to car­ry out its acti­vi­ties. Obtai­ning ANBI sta­tus is an impor­tant step in this regard, becau­se this entails tax bene­fits for the foun­da­ti­on itself as well as for its spon­sors.

About the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with HVG Law, Ms Jami­la Sulu (chair­man of the foun­da­ti­on) notes the fol­lo­wing:

“We very much appre­ci­a­te the legal sup­port ren­de­red by HVG Law as a firm and eve­ry one of them who wor­ked with such a high level of pro­fes­si­o­na­lism and due dili­gen­ce to help Stich­ting Widows and Orp­hans Devel­op­ment beco­me an ANBI orga­ni­za­ti­on. We appre­ci­a­te the help of HVG Law becau­se of the pro­fes­si­o­na­lism, dili­gen­ce, com­mit­ment and self-moti­va­ti­on of its lawy­ers in hand­ling our organization’s mat­ter (on pro bono basis).”

About the pro bono acti­vi­ties of HVG Law
HVG Law is a foun­ding mem­ber of Pro Bono Con­nect. Pro Bono Con­nect medi­a­tes bet­ween Dut­ch civil soci­e­ty orga­ni­za­ti­ons that need legal help and lea­ding law firms that want to pro­vi­de free legal advi­ce. Within HVG Law, seven lawy­ers form the pro bono com­mit­tee. They assess appli­ca­ti­ons from Pro Bono Con­nect and – when an appli­ca­ti­on is accep­ted – advi­se the civil soci­e­ty orga­ni­za­ti­ons on their spe­ci­fic request for help. The request from Widows and Orp­hans Devel­op­ment Foun­da­ti­on also came in via Pro Bono Con­nect.