Bye Bye Interns

On Wednesday we said goodbye to the three long-term interns Christina, Dennis and Jeremias, who gave us great support for a year. After the debriefing they are now heading back to Germany.
Here is an excerpt from their report:

“On the 6th of July we had the pleasure to go on our last volunteer trip this year.
First we drove to the ‘Mae On Cave’ where after a a few stairs we took a look at the very impressive cave with alot of shrines.
Lucky to be out of the cave unharmed we enjoyed lunch at San Kam hot springs, where we relaxed in the hot water and reflected on last year’s experiences.
We came to realize that we left Germany with a lot of expectations about Thailand – some of them justified while others turned out not to be true at all.
But we also realized that we will return to Germany with valuable experience, new perspectives and a love for Thailand. Sadly we also have to leave our new family and friends behind.
To end this very fun day we enjoyed dinner at the Vietnamese restauraunt VT Namnueng which was incredibly delicious.
We are very thankful that we could spend a year teaching in Thailand and definitively learned a lot more than we could ever teach.”

We wish you all the best for the future and would be glad if you visit us again!
Now we are looking forward to the next four interns, who will start their journey in our projects at the end of the month!

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And again…..

And again, 30 more families are provided with safe and clean drinking water for their future.

Thank you to all your support.

For more info’s or any questions, have a look at our web pages or or just contact us 🙂

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Thank you Maddi – Welcome Noei

Everyone who supports one of our foster children will have come to know the loving nature of Maddi. For almost 4 years, she has actively supported our work. And most importantly: Maddi has always put all her heart into it! It was not just a job for her – the circumstances of the children were always close to her heart and you could always see her good soul in her actions and opinions! Thank you so much for your awesome support!

Maddi will return to Germany in the next few days, but will certainly continue to support us on events in Germany and be there for us!

Even if a lot of tears are falling and we will miss Maddi very much, we’re totally happy about Noei, who will take over Maddi’s responsibilities. She will also be the main contact of Anne from Thai Care e.V. and is there for the foster parents of our foster program. Noei’s name is so incredibly difficult to pronounce, that’s why she likes to introduce herself as “Miss Butter” 🙂 (Noei means butter in English)
After graduating as a physiotherapist, Noei lived in Germany for a year. She has learned German quite well in this one year, but please be a little lenient towards her! It is quite remarkable how good her German is after just one year!
Noei, we are looking forward to your funny and friendly nature and we are sure the work with you will be just as humorous and effective!

Maddi, all the best for you and your son Leon!

Miss Butter, welcome to the Thai Care Family ❤

The Raintree Foundation & Thai Care Teams

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Annual Report 2017

Finally we finished our annual report from 2017 with all details what we’ve done to get a step closer to “help people to help themselves”

Annual Report 2017

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If you always do what you have to do, you miss all the fun

2018-03-29 If you always do what you have to do, you miss all the fun

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World Water Day

Today is International World Water Day!
This year, this day is under the common theme “Nature-based solutions for the water”.
The aim of the UNESCO World Water Day is to draw attention to the importance of water as a livelihood for humanity.

And what fits better to the topic than our biosand filter?
Down to the present day, we have already set well over 2000 of these filters in the northern mountainous regions of Thailand, so that families living there are supplied with good, purified drinking water!
For more information look here or send us an e-mail to

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WASH training with Leigh from Canada

Thank you Leigh for being with our foundation and train us on WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). Even in such a short time you made a big impact; not only teaching our office staff and in one of our children’s homes but also being such a dedicated and open minded person. Presently we prepare more material to teach the children of the other homes what we’ve learned.

Everybody knows about the basics of WASH but barely anybody realizes that it is not simply washing your hands after certain occasions. There is much more behind those big words: water, sanitation and hygiene. We hope to brace the people and especially the children for more awareness so they learn how to improve lives with simple but important practices.

Thank you Leigh for your great help and your time with us and our team. ☺
For more details and info about the Raintree Foundation or our partner ThaiCare e.V. please contact us and share as much as possible throughout social media.

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