Stiftung Menschen für Menschen

About Menschen für Menschen


For over 37 years the Menschen für Menschen Foundation has been providing long-term support for self-development in Ethiopia. Within the framework of integrated rural development projects, together with the local population Menschen für Menschen combines measures in the fields of agriculture, water, education, health and human development. The foundation stone for Menschen für Menschen was laid by former actor Karlheinz Böhm († 2014) on 16 May 1981 with his legendary bet in the TV show “Wetten, dass..?” Since 1993 the Foundation has continuously carried the donation seal of the German Central Institute for Social Affairs (DZI). Menschen für Menschen is currently implementing measures in twelve project areas with more than 620 full-time, almost exclusively Ethiopian employees.