"He who has seen the poorest of this world feels rich enough to help."

Albert Schweitzer


The non-profit association Agape has been active in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet and Romania since 1991. The focus is on disadvantaged children, for whom the association has built orphanages and schools in slums and rural areas. Our goal is to leave no one behind and to give children from poor families the opportunity of school education. In addition, the association is committed to ensuring that these children also have access to clean drinking water. We would be pleased if you would like to support us with a donation:



IBAN: DE 53 6725 0020 0000 417416

Sparkasse Heidelberg


Our Flyer (for printing and recommending - German only)


On our homepage we document the history of the association and with it the great life achievement of the honorary chairwoman Christine Weitmann and the active members and partners from the sponsorships. Many of their projects continue, of course, and new ones are added all the time. We inform about the current projects of AGAPE e. V., give an insight into the concrete work of our current team and the development of the association.


We are: Dr. Martin Maier (1st chairman), Hans-Peter Hebel (2nd chairman), Christine Weitmann (honorary chairman), Charlotte Stirn (treasurer) and Katharina Fleer (secretary). The financial side is supported by Josif Herlo (cash auditor).


Please feel free to contact us: We welcome interested questions, new members and last but not least any donation.

Cleaning and repairing old (deep) wells

There are many wells in Bangladesh, but most shallow wells are contaminated with arsenic and microbial contamination. For this reason, deep wells are increasingly being built in central locations and used by larger communities. However, deep wells with hand-operated swivel pumps require a lot of maintenance and any well can break down over time. We had four broken wells repaired and cleaned very successfully in 2023.

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Successful first training course completed

The first 20 women in Chitwan have now completed their tailoring training. The project was such a great success that the United Serve Society, our partner association in Nepal, is continuing the project with a further 30 women at a new location. Here we show you current photos of the tailors from the first course.

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Tailoring courses for women in Nepal

In the rural regions of Nepal, such as the region of Chitwan, young women have few prospects other than being married off abroad. In order to provide more equal opportunities, we have launched a tailoring course together with the Nepalese United Serve Society. This course has been very well received - you can find more information about this project here.

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