31.03.2022. Easter is fast approaching and INTERHOLCO is launching its new campaign: What does it take to write a story that 1300 children in Congo love? Only one crayon: Lobi! For each Lobi purchased, the equivalent of 15 EUR will be donated to the primary school in the village of Ngombé in the Republic of Congo.

Every day, this state school enables 1,300 children, including boys and girls aged 6 to 11, to learn to read and write.

Lobi is the brainchild of INTERHOLCO and woodworker Jean-Frédéric Fesseler. The pencil is made entirely by hand, from African wood (Bossé, Kanda, Sapelli) from the forest we manage responsibly in the Republic of Congo, according to FSC® principles (Forest Stewardship Council®, FSC® C022952). FSC certification is a guarantee that the forest is protected through the most demanding socio-environmental criteria available today.

What could be more beautiful than giving someone a gift? Can there be anything sweeter?

all you need is LOBI 9 all you need is LOBI 11
all you need is LOBI 1 all you need is LOBI 10


Lobi means 'tomorrow' and 'future' in the broadest sense; the name is derived from Lingala, the most widely used language in the Republic of Congo.

Lobi is not just a 'writing tool', but a bridge, a project that allows anyone and everyone to bring to life the dreams of 1,300 children in Congo.

At the Ngombé village state school, children develop their potential. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the school meets the conditions for their education. In 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, INTERHOLCO provided specific funding for 11 new toilet blocks.

Architects, writers, designers, or simply lovers of beautiful objects, wood enthusiasts... Take a chance! Become designers of the possible, place your order for an Easter like no other:  

Atelier Fesseler will be delighted to make a special offer for orders exceeding 50 pieces.

Writing children a story full of future is priceless!

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INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a responsible solution to promote better living conditions (construction with wood), reduce climate change, and increase social justice. As FSC-certified producer specialized in producing and trading logs, sawn timber, glued laminated scantlings and other products, INTERHOLCO manages the entire chain, from forest to customers since 1962. Harvesting wood selectively, INTERHOLCO protects 1.1 million hectares of natural forest from permanent conversion to agricultural land, giving 16’000 local inhabitants access to quality basic services and keeping the habitat of thousands of gorillas and elephants.

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Tullia Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal
INTERHOLCO AG, Neuhofstr. 25, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)41 767 03 82
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