Since 2002, the organisation Anstoß zur Hoffnung e.V. cares for projects of development cooperation in Africa. Currently, the association works mainly in Kenya and Burundi. It was founded with the aim to help deprived people and their families, and thus whole villages. Since 2017, Anstoß zur Hoffnung e.V. is a registered charitable association. In Germany, AzH is led in cooperation with SRS e.V. as a partner organisation. The project funding in Burundi is realised by a team of voluntary helpers in Germany. The currently most known supporter of Anstoß zur Hoffnung is the football player Thilo Kehrer.