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Another container with fog collectors on its way to Tanzania

At the end of November, thanks to numerous helpers, a container could be loaded which will be shipped to Tanzania this year. On board are, among other things, components for eight more CloudFisher fog collectors, numerous gutters and down pipes, solar cookers and 60 bicycles for the children in the schools of the Babati district, Weiterlesen

Wasserstiftung Jahresbrief 2020

Annual report 2020 informs about the activities of the WaterFoundation

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the year 2020 was associated with special challenges also for the WaterFoundation and its partners in various countries of the world. Despite great difficulties, some projects were completed and others well prepared, even if travel restrictions sometimes delayed work. For the WaterFoundation, the handover of the baton at the Weiterlesen

Pastor Yemaneberehan Endale

God bless you, Yemane!

Pastor Yemaneberehan Endale – our longtime partner and friend – died after a serious illness in September 2020. Since 2013, with his help the WaterFoundation has distributed 1001 donkeys to needy families in remote regions of Ethiopia. We are very sad and will miss him very much. In his spirit we will continue the donkey Weiterlesen

Corona-Soforthilfe für Debre Birhan in Äthiopien

Corona emergency aid from the WaterFoundation for People in Ethiopia

Hygiene is particularly important during the Covid 19 pandemic and is an almost impossible challenge for people in regions with inadequate water supply. When our long-standing project partner Fekadu Aleka approached the board of the WaterFoundation with a request for support for the district town of Debre Birhan, Beate Grotehans and Robert Balthasar were immediately Weiterlesen

WasserStiftungsrätin Senait Michiel organisiert die Beladung des Containers mit Hilfsgütern für Eritrea

Container with relief goods on the way to Eritrea

The shipment was somewhat delayed by the corona-related worldwide logistical restrictions, but now it is done: the 40-ft-container, which was ready for shipment, was loaded at the end of July thanks to many energetic hands under the leadership of WaterFoundation Board member Senait Michiel, was driven from Königsdorf to Hamburg and left the Port of Weiterlesen

Petition: Implement human rights on water and sanitation!

The WaterFoundation has signed a petition initiated by WASH United e.V. and Viva con Agua, which is committed to the worldwide implementation of the human rights to water and sanitation. The appeal is having an effect. On 15 May 2020, corresponding motions by CDU/CSU, SPD and the Greens will be debated and voted on in the Weiterlesen

Henner Lang und Beate Grotehans

New chair of the board: Beate Grotehans succeeds Henner Lang

In accordance with the statutes, the long-standing chair of the board Henner Lang moved to the Board of Trustees of the WaterFoundation for reasons of age at the end of April 2020. Since May 2020, the new chairwoman of the board of directors is the previous deputy chairwoman, Dr Beate Grotehans. Henner Lang, who studied Weiterlesen

Engineer and communicator: Fekadu Aleka was awarded the International Hundertwasser Prize 2020 on 24 February 2020 in Addis Ababa

In addition to a delegation of the WaterFoundation from Germany, numerous Ethiopian representatives from politics, industry and administration were present when the 60-year-old engineer Fekadu Aleka was awarded the Hundertwasser Prize 2020 for his merits at a ceremony in the German embassy. The International Hundertwasser Prize, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, was awarded for Weiterlesen

Inauguration in Bilaa – Clean drinking water for another 10,000 people in Ethiopia

One of the large water supply projects developed by the WaterFoundation together with its partner organisation Environmentalists Development Association – Ethiopia (EDA-E) in Ethiopia was inaugurated after two years of construction in February 2020 and handed over to the population. The team of the WaterFoundation was welcomed enthusiastically by the inhabitants of the villages Bilaa Weiterlesen

CloudFisher arrived in Vallegrande, Bolivia

Board member Dr. Beate Grotehans finally is relieved: After a few logistical surprises and challenges, the 14 fog collectors shipped in December 2019 have survived their long journey from Hohenbrunn in Bavaria to the highlands of Bolivia and have arrived in Vallegrande. The cargo was received by director Adalid Salazar Garcia from our cooperation partner Weiterlesen

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