The Concept

Launched in 2003 as a joint initiative and coordination of Idris (a business based in Vaud, Switzerland) and Terre des Hommes Suisse, the Solidarcomm campaign sets up drop-off points for used mobile telephones within businesses, public places and communities across Switzerland.

Phones collected in Switzerland are sorted, tested and reconditioned by PRO, a non-profit social enterprise that employs people with disabilities. Advertised and sold on the international market, these phones enjoy a new life often in countries where populations often have weak purchasing power.

All proceeds raised through the Solidarcomm campaign go to Terre des Hommes Suisse, who uses these funds to finance a range of development projects across Africa, Latin America and India.

Download the Solidarcomm flyer and poster here, as well as the list of collection points.