International Aid Projects
Torpa India

“Children need to come off the streets.”

The primary concern of the Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation is providing aid to promote self-help. Many people lack the resources to create a dignified and independent existence for themselves.

For many years, the Foundation has been involved in providing aid in countries across Africa, Central and South America and Asia. The sustainable projects supported by the Foundation have proven successful and gained broad recognition.

Aid is provided in:


In Bangladesh, funding from the Foundation has been used for many years to pay for tuition and lunches for two school classes of the Asad Motiur Anandalok primary school. The children attending this school come from extremely deprived families. The primary school‘s support organization (NETZ Partnership for Development and Justice) and several partner organizations also provide medical care for the pupils.


In Erechim in southern Brazil, the Foundation has financed the construction of simple residential homes in cooperation with the aid organization CECRIS. Here, families from the favelas receive all-round support to allow them to escape the poverty trap. Children and youngsters are given support with their homework and receive tuition in sports and music. They can gain other qualifications at a joinery training centre or in computing.


In Haiti, the Wilfred and Martha Ensinger Foundation supports the work of Dr. Anke Brügmann, a medical doctor who looks after a primary school and an orphanage in the small town of Beaumont. Since the devastating earthquake in 2010 and a number of hurricanes since that date, many people are still reliant on aid. In this region too, the Foundation is committed to helping out in the long term in order to give children and young people prospects for the future.


Torpa and the surrounding villages in the Indian State of Jharkhand are largely cut off from public amenities. Working in cooperation with the nun Daphne Sequeira and the Torpa Rural Development Society for Women (TRDSW), the foundation provides support here primarily for girls and women. They are offered training in subjects such as sewing or agriculture, and small loans to help them finance a livelihood, such as growing and selling vegetables.


The Nuestra Señora del Pilar School in the old quarter of Jerusalem receives practically no state funding. The girls attending the school run by the religious order Misioneras Hijas del Calvario come from poor and often broken homes which are unable to provide an education for their daughters. Donations from the Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation are used to defray the costs of building maintenance and learning materials.


The Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation has been supporting a school project in the village of Nimo in Nigeria for the past 20 years. With its help, a primary school was initially built that is now attended by 525 children. In addition to buying medical devices, the foundation has also helped finance a drinking-water well and the construction of a secondary school. The "Viktor Frankl New Dimension Secondary School" was ceremoniously opened in 2011.


In Ukraine, aid has been concentrated on helping orphans in Kiev and also children and youngsters in the Chernobyl area. Thanks to the Wilfried and Martha Ensinger Foundation, chronically sick children from socially deprived families are given access to otherwise unaffordable special dietary foods and medicines. Talented young people are given the opportunity to study by the provision of grants.