Our causes

The Herpain Group, in teaming up with W-Project, is involved over the long term in various humanitarian projects.

These projects are chosen on the basis of the causes on which Herpain wishes to take action: the environment, housing and education.

  • Extending forest cover in Belgium

    In Belgium, Reforest’Action restores forests affected by disease and undertakes semi-urban plantations using the Miyawaki method to increase forest cover.

    In Péruwelz, more than 15 different species have been planted on abandoned wasteland thanks to Professor Miyawaki’s plantation technique, applied here by our partner Urban Forests; 1,000 trees will take root close to the town and will give it a genuine green lung.

    In Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse and Saint-Trond, we are contributing to extending forest cover and building biodiversity by planting deciduous tree species.

    Restoring forests affected by disease

    In Tinlot, we are working on restoring a forest of ash trees hit by ash dieback.

  • Promoting social inclusion through the creation of housing

    Solidarité Logement is a citizen action created by a group of friends sensitive to housing issues.

    The main mission is to prevent the breakdown of social links by creating housing. Indeed, the right to housing represents the first condition for social integration.

    The role of Solidarité Logement is to acquire or rent a building on a long-term basis, to renovate it if necessary and to make it available for a social project for two target groups: isolated women in social distress and young people in transition.

    Solidarité Logement has created more than 30 housing units in Brussels and Wallonia since its creation, creating more than 150 transit accommodation places.

  • Help for young children

    Notre Abri has been welcoming children in need for 100 years.

    This large house provides a home for 64 children aged from 0 to 6.

    A child's placement at Notre Abri is decided by a mandating authority: Service d'Aide à la Jeunesse, Service de Protection de la Jeunesse or Tribunal de la Jeunesse.

    A team of professionals made up of nursery nurses, psychologists, educators and social workers oversee the care of each child and his or her family. Every effort is made to ensure continuity in terms of the place and people involved with the child.

    Children may spend a few weeks or several years here. On average, their stay lasts a year and a half. A period that has tended to increase in recent years.

    The association employs nearly 140 workers.

Have you received a donations certificate?

Thanks to the code on your donations certificate you can make a donation to one of the projects close to your hear and contribute proactively to the development of a fairer society.

For many years, the Herpain Group has also been supporting various associations and causes that are dear to its heart.

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