OUR CORE VALUES
Charitable giving is at the heart of our core values. I strongly believe that it is important in life, – not only professionally, but personally also, – to be on the side of the poor. Some people might do it through teaching, others by volunteering, and others by the way they run their businesses. We do it through practicing law.
At BZN Lex, we are firm believers in the notion of corporate responsibility and we share a profound sense of Justice, and we simply cannot tolerate situations of injustice.
That’s why we are devoting our efforts in trying to alleviate or ease the pain and suffering of the needy, both as an individual person, as well as in my capacity as a Lawyer. In fact, when you have one of those moments, where the work you do helps to tip the balance in favor of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, that can be a real life-changing experience.
I truly believe it is the most rewarding and empowering feeling a lawyer can experience, and it has helped me never to lose sight of my true goal in life. That is to continue to fight for the needy, poor and/or pigeonholed in the battle against injustice.
I have learned this mentality from my lawyer father, Mr Antonio Ricor, who is a moral authority and a great Jurist.
Charitable giving is one of our main aims (other than winning compensations for our clients of course) and as part of our corporate responsibility, we donate and we encourage our own clients and collaborators also, to donate to trusted charities.
However, we do have a set of strict policies on charities who we support. For instance, we only recommend charities we trust implicitly. We prefer charities with specific projects we can follow up on, and to focus on smaller sized charities, who do not turn charitable giving into a business venture. In other words, charities where we know for a fact, that the money is not going to be wasted on paying intermediaries or excessive salaries to their Directors or employees.
In short, we prefer supporting the good work of worthy causes, particularly smaller and less well-known good causes, that arguably are in greater need of financial support than many of the more established and well-known national charities.
Please see below an example of a Charity we are particularly proud of supporting, called Hogar Nazaret ( “Home Nazaret in English”), a house located in the Peruvian jungle.
ABOUT HOGAR NAZARET: A little miracle on Earth
Father Ignacio María Doñoro de los Ríos is a 54-year-old from Bilbao, (Spain), a military chaplain who decided to leave his beloved homeland and his service in the Civil Guard to go among the poorest and give his life for the most vulnerable among them: children. He confronted ETA, then mafias and traffickers in the jungle: today he rescues children. This is how he created Hogar Nazaret, a house located in the Peruvian jungle where he picks up the abandoned and needy children, giving them back the rights that have been taken from them.
The turning point came when he accidentally found out that a child has been sold for organ trafficking. Posing as a trafficker and risking his own life, he managed to buy the child for only $ 25. Then he decided that he wanted to dedicate his life to save the little ones. This is how Hogar Nazaret was born, first in Puerto Maldonado, in the Peruvian jungle. In this illegal mining area there were many abandoned children, sold for traffic organ or being sexually exploited. In the midst of suffering, at the gates of hell, he found his true purpose or goal of life, by rescuing these innocent abandoned children.
Since then, he has rescued many children but also angered armed groups and mafias. He has also suffered repeated death threats and in fact, he was once also beaten almost to death. He managed to survived only because the armed men who entered the home had already given him for dead. Fortunately, he survived and then he moved this great work to the area of Moyobamba, where despite all the odds, they are currently saving more children from Hell.
Therefore, Hogar Nazaret is a supernatural family, that tries to give back to the most vulnerable, to the poorest children among the poor, the rights that have been violated: the right to identity, health, family, the right to feel special and to be loved.
Each child is unique, accepted as they are, they do not feel judged. When a new child comes in, they are surprised by the welcome, generosity, good humor and attitude of service. They learn communication and relationship skills. They do not seek to be happy in the future, but to be happy now, today. Hogar Nazaret is not just a place where they grow, it is the essential foundation for their emotional environment, where their personality, inner balance and good character will be forged.
How you can help
Hogar Nazaret receives no financial help whatsoever from the Government or the Church.
Therefore, I strongly believe that by helping Hogar Nazaret, we have a chance to help make things a little easier for the children, and when enough people get on board, the incredible happen and with a combined effort, it is possible to make a difference. And considering the suffering of these poor children, you cannot imagine how badly that difference is needed. If Hogar Nazaret might have to close down due to lack of financial resources, the children will return to illegal mining as slaves or brothels as a reward for pedophiles. When I contacted Father Ignacio, I realized I had come to the right place, that I had found my calling in life. I hope you will find it too.
If you want to donate you can do it by clicking HERE or by bank transfer directly into the Charity’s account indicated below:
Beneficiary Hogar Nazaret: Spanish account: La Caixa ES32 2100 5450 6102 0009 4211
Remember that any contributions are can benefit from tax deductions, if you are Spanish national or fiscal resident in Spain. Likewise, you will benefit from important tax deduction in case you might make a donation in your Spanish Will.
We are glad to inform all our clients that we will offer a minimum of a 3% discount of our own fees, in case you might also donate to the charities recommended in this section.