The Humanitarian Foundation

At the time of their wedding, Haakon and Mette-Marit started a Humanitarian foundation, which  gives out a sum of money to various cases, on their wedding anniversary.

 

Crown Prince Haakon has previously joked that this is a way for him to remember his anniversary.

 

This year, the board of the foundation decided that the money should go to the Fundación Xochiquetzal from Nicaragua. Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited this organization during her visit to Nicaragua last year.    The organization, which focuses on social project, received 500,000 NOK. The sum will be used for micro-credit loans, to help youths who have formerly been part of the sex-trade, to start their own businesses.

 

Pictures from BA