Menschen für Menschen works together with the local population in the project regions in the planning and implementation of integrated rural development projects. These include dovetailed measures from all aspects of life, such as improved farming methods, supply of clean drinking water, education, health and income. Our aim is to provide aid for self-development.

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How you can help



COVID-19 prevention

Menschen fuer Menschen Foundation donation for COVID-19 prevention facilities in Ethiopia reaches 1.7 million Ethiopian birr.

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Building new perspectives

Press meeting with former Lord Mayor of Munich Christian Ude: “Effective development partnership averts the causes of migration – experiences from Ethiopia”

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Key facts about our work

For the past 35 years the Menschen für Menschen Foundation has been providing aid for self-development in the rural areas of Ethiopia. Our projects are currently being implemented in twelve regions, and they have already been phased out in a further eight regions. The project areas extend over a total of more than 57,000 square kilometres.




Water points


Health care institutions

More than 400 schools, over 2,000 wells and over 100 health care institutions have been built and are representative of the aid organization’s success story. Today, over five million people benefit from the Foundation’s work.
Further interesting facts about the creative power of Menschen für Menschen can be found on our page “Our achievements“.

It's so easy to help

Poutry set

For 35 euros

will pay for a set of poultry consisting of 4 hens and 1 cock.

drinking water

For 50 euros

you will give a family access to clean drinking water.

For 250 euros

will pay for a microcredit including training for a woman.