According to former Teachers Group member Britta Junge, a lot of the projects in Africa and South America were deliberately started as a source of income for the TG after 1992, when the Danish state stopped funding Tvind.
Money raised from old clothes sales in Europe was ‘recycled’ through the foreign aid projects and returned to the Humanitarian Fund, a new Tvind foundation. It worked like this: money raised by the clothes was used to ‘pay’ high salaries to project leaders in Africa. But because of the ‘common time, common money’ agreement, the TG project leaders never actually saw the money. Speaking to Danish Television, she described how she had to carry a suitcase filled with dollars, from Africa to Vejle in Denmark, where the Humanitarian Foundation was located. She delivered the money to a man called Niels Holst.
Following a documentary on Danish Television this year, Danish police raided Tvind, and are now prosecuting four top leaders for fraud and tax evasion.