Frequently Asked Questions

Is GoBanyo nonprofit?

Yes. GoBanyo is a registered nonprofit nonprofit private limited company, consisting on the organisations Viva con Agua Stiftung, Hanseatic Help e.V., clubkinder e.V., three private individuals and Dominik Bloh.

Can I receive a donation receipt?

Yes. You can email Chris via kontakt@gobanyo.org.

GoBanyo is certified as a nonprofit company through the tax authorities of Hamburg. Your donations are tax-deductible. For donations up to 200 Euro we can issue a basic donation receipt which serves as a tax declaration in conjunction with your bank statement. This is valid for an arbitrary number of donations during the year, as long as the single donation amount does not exceed 200 Euro.

Who are the people behind GoBanyo?

GoBanyo is a classic grassroots organization. We are friends who have been working for nonprofit organizations for years. We have great support from other organizations such as clubkinder e.V., Hanseatic Help e.V. and the Viva con Agua foundation.

Why is the remodeling of the bus so expensive?

A shower-bus for homeless people has never been built before in Germany. A lot of items need to be custom-made, both practical yet comfortable for the guests. The remodeling is not done by volunteers but by middle-sized enterprises. It requires engineers that need to be paid a good wage for their work.

How can I help most?

By the end of April, we have reached the total amount for the remodeling project via our crowdfunding on Startnext. You can help by supporting us via donations for the running costs or support as a volunteer. And of course to tell about the project 🙂

Why a mobile solution?

Homeless people are prohibited to feel good in their own skins. They rarely have the chance to take a shower. By providing the bus, we can visit highly frequented places and reach people with restricted mobility such as those with physical impairment or those who cannot afford to take public transportation to come to us. We are flexible and can rearrange our routes according to the needs.

When is the bus on road?

The remodeling can start at the end of May and will take 4-6 months. We cannot give an exact launch date yet but we will keep you updated on our social media channels.