Lufthansa unveils 48 foot freighter for charity

A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F freighter is now flying around the world with the footprints of 24 children on its fuselage as a flying ambassador for the aid organisation Cargo Human Care. The colourful design symbolises the motto ‘Step by step. Giving children a future’.


A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F freighter is now flying around the world with the footprints of 24 children on its fuselage as a flying ambassador for the aid organisation Cargo Human Care. The colourful design symbolises the motto ‘Step by step. Giving children a future’.

Th e footprints on the 61 metre-long fuselage are from girls and boys who are currently being looked after by Cargo Human Care. Th e association runs an orphanage for around 120 children nearby the Kenyan capital and also supports a medical centre. German doctors are regularly fl own on board the Lufthansa Cargo freighters to Nairobi, where they provide free treatment for those in need.

In order to also off er a stable and safe environment for the orphans after they reached the age of majority, Cargo Human Care just this week opened a new residence for 18 to 24 year olds. More than 20 young women and men will live in the John Kaheni Residence, which is named after a resident of the Cargo Human Care institution who died of a heart condition at just 20 years old.

They have recently successfully completed school and are currently undertaking vocational training. Th e John Kaheni Residence is financed to a large part by the fund-raising campaign “F.A.Z. readers help” by the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.