AGAPE e.V.

"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:

 

BANK DETAILS

IBAN: DE 53 6725 0020 0000 417416
BIC: SOLADES1HDB

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.

In April, we submitted an application to the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) together with the Geological Institute of Heidelberg University (GEOW) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). In this project, which is granting a six-figure sum, our water filters and innovative arsenic removal by electrocoagulation are to be established at one of our sites in Bangladesh and optimized for series production.

 

Keep your fingers crossed for us - the decision is already in June!

In cooperation with the University of Heidelberg, we optimized a commercially available household filter so that it removes arsenic very safely and reliably. After a successful test run with just a few filters, we have now distributed a further 100 filters in May 2020 to families affected by very high levels of arsenic in their well water. Read here how the families like the filters...

In Germany, the corona pandemic may be largely over - in Bangladesh it is only just beginning. Thanks to our local sponsorship we can pass on your donations directly. See for yourself...