International Aid Organization
Helping and empowering people to sustainably shape and determine
their lives in dignity and independence
Sole shareholder of Nehemiah Gateway gGmbH is the non-profit private limited company Nehemiah Gateway Services gGmbH in Nuremberg.
The Partners of the company regularly review and supervise the work of the appointed Executive Directors.
Born in 1950 in Egenhausen / Northern Black Forest, Germany.
On completion of his studies in architecture at the University of Stuttgart, Helmut Hauser started his career in 1976 for Heuser+Dorner+Partner in Nagold. As an architect and junior partner, he dealt with various larger projects, predominantly in the field of social services. In 1984, he founded his own architecture office hauserpartner in Egenhausen. A further office was opened in Berlin in 2004. His staff of 22 coworkers implement architecture and engineering projects from planning to construction monitoring in the areas of urban planning, clinics and hospitals, church-related constructions, educational institutions, industry and business constructions as well as residential buildings of different sizes. Apart from their core competence of cost and time management, the company specializes in the development and implementation of woodwork constructions.
Helmut Hauser occupies several voluntary positions: member of the municipal council, member of the county council Calw, Supervisory Board member of the Klinikverbund Südwest, Advisory Board member of „de’ignis-Fachklinik“, Board member of the architectural association of Calw-Freudenstadt, German-Albanian Economic Society Berlin, and member of the council of the foundation for core values and international understanding in Berlin. In 1966, Helmut Hauser cofounded the Black-Forest-Brass-Band of which he is still an active trombonist.
After his first trip to Albania in 1992, he had numerous encounters with NEHEMIA Albania. As he continued to become acquainted with the country and its people he developed a growing appreciation and love for them. The contact deepened, dreams became reality over the years as they were able to construct a variety of buildings, such as schools, a university, a guest house, a church and a sports compound.
Helmut Hauser is married and has one daughter.
Born in 1960 in Bayreuth, Germany
Arnold Geiger and his wife Esther have five children. Having finished his studies in public administration he occupied different functions within the federal police for nine years.
Following several relief-goods transports and humanitarian missions to various countries including Sudan, Eritrea, Malawi, Ethiopia, Russia, Rumania, Turkey and Iran, he and his family decided to move to Pogradec, in Albania after the opening of the borders in 1991 to actively and sustainably invest in the long-term development of that society.
A multitude of projects and services of all kinds came into being: emergency aid, spiritual support through churches, medical and social aid as well as educational institutions ranging from kindergarten to university.
Arnold Geiger is the founding member of various national and international organizations. He was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit for his multifaceted commitment (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in 2008. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Nehemiah Gateway in Albania he received the "Mother Teresa" award, honoring his outstanding achievements for the country of Albania.
Gerd Seitz is a self-employed attorney and tax consultant working in Munich. He completed the first and second state law examinations with focus on trade and tax law at the Universities Mannheim and Tübingen (Germany), as well as the exam for tax consultants. He is looking back on many years of professional experience, among others on 20 years in his own law firm with five co-workers in Munich.
Through an important supporter and friend, he came in contact with Nehemiah Gateway. As a founding member of Nehemiah Gateway Service’s predecessor organization he has been actively involved in N.G. Group’s organizational development since 2005.