Help the Ritters farm again !

We, the Ritter family, are farmers in Namibia,  farming cattle on a ranch  and also cropfarmers.  My dad and mom, my brother and my wife and me are at this time actively running the business, my youngest brother is working in Germany as a dieselmechanic, while my sister is working in the USA.  After Years of drought and now the covid situation damaging our business even further, we were looking forward to making this year's planting a success.  

Yesterday night disaster struck and it could not have been worse: An employee called us that the shed is burning and that they were already fighting the flames! So we raced there and tried to save what we could! But we were too late: Our two main tractors, were burned to ashes, as was our saffron sorting plant. Our haybaler was slightly damaged, but it should be repairable. 

Our Insurance does not cover for that building in specific and we are devastated and don't know what to do. We are one foot into our summer planting season and have only one tractor left.  I will put in as many extra hours as required to complete the season, and some neighbours might be able to help out a bit, but I just don't think we will be able to do everything. 

We humbly ask you for your contribution, every cent helps !!!


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    • €100 
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    • €500 
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    • €500 
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    • €5 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Martin Ritter 
Reinhardt Ritter 
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