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.

Many wells in Bangladesh supply water that is not suitable for drinking. It contains harmful amounts of arsenic but also manganese and phosphate. Originally, people drank from the surface waters, which, however, are highly microbially contaminated. In order to provide people with clean drinking water, AGAPE 2015 installed SIDKO filters at central locations such as market places (Maulvi Bazaar, Lahiri Mohonpur Bazaar), hospitals (Ullapara), schools and train stations (Sholop), through which the arsenic is removed by adsorption.
Some of the 2015 installed SIDKO filters require urgent maintenance.

According to the WHO and research, the arsenic-contaminated groundwater in Bangladesh is "the greatest mass poisoning in history".

AGAPE e.V. aims to provide all children with equal access to education and at least one hot meal a day.