"We make a living by what we get,
but we make a live by what we give."

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Make Me Smile International (MMSI) is an Austrian, German and Swiss based, non-profit organization and fundraising association, founded in Austria in 2008, where it was granted tax-deductibility in 2012. In collaboration with local implementing partners, MMSI operates in Kenya, Austria and Colombia.

Expertise and focus

The organization’s expertise and focus areas cover the fields of child and youth care, health, gender equality, economic strengthening, environmental protection, refugee support programs and promotion of development awareness. In close collaboration with selected implementing partners, MMSI develops and implements various humanitarian and sustainable development cooperation projects in the aforementioned sectors. Through fundraising on private, institutional and governmental level, MMSI secures the financing of these projects. The Team of MMSI is coordinating and monitoring the project’s implementation and holds direct contact with donors. The team shows experience in managing EU-Projects in the European region as well as projects in the global south financed through Public funding. Our team consists of volunteers, board members and collaborators for our projects, all of whom support us with skills, knowledge and especially their time. Through various awareness raising initiatives in Austria and Europe, we promote development awareness and intercultural dialog.

Make Me Smile Kenya

Make Me Smile Kenya is a NGO for development collaboration, child care and help to help themselves! Mission Statement: “We help You to help Yourselves for the benefit of the children. Because we believe in Your potential.”

Make Me Smile Colombia

Make Me Smile Colombia is a fund with a focus on reforestation of formerly tropical rain forests in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. On a social level we strengthen indigenous groups and single caring mothers economically and educationally to sustainably improve their situation and show them chances.

Help without money

Donations in kind

We are always happy about donations in kind, which are in good condition and usable.

For more information, please contact us at:
or via +43 (0) 676 898 776 309

Voluntary social work

People who would like to volunteer for MMS are always welcome!

Please send us a letter of motivation or contact us if you need further information
or via +43 (0) 676 898 776 309

Volunteer program abroad

Since 2012 Make Me Smile offers volunteer programs in Kenya for teenagers and young adults. The participation gives you an insight into a completely different world and surely will be an unique life experience.
Learn more

Become Member

Yes, I want to become a supporting member of Make Me Smile International. The membership fee is: For private persons: € 5,00 per month (€ 60,00 per year) For companies and associations: € 20,00 per month (€ 240,00 per year) or € 10,00 per month (€ 120,00 per year) You will receive a membership and a donation confirmation via email. In order to keep administrative costs as low as possible, we ask for your understanding that communication via email is in progress.