Water tap on … drinking water runs!

This is a self-evident process for all our friends. Many people do rarely think about how others have to prepare their water so they can drink it without getting sick.
1. collect the rain water or walk to the nearest river
2. search for firewood
3. heat the “oven”
4. boil the water (at least 20 minutes, so most bacteria get killed)
5. make sure that the fire doesn’t go out during the time (which is often a difficult act during the rainy season)
6. boil, boil, boil.. so there is always enough water to drink and to prepare food

What kind of time and effort this is for a 45-strong children’s home, you can easily calculate.
That is why we try to equip as many families and children’s homes as possible with a biosand filter.

Fill in dirty water above …. 80 liters of drinking water per day runs out!

That sounds more like our water tap principle, right? 😉

And that the filter runs over 10 years and kills over 99% of all bacteria is simply terrific!

If you would like to have more information about our biosand filters, please send an email to info@raintree-foundation.org


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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


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They asked for … … warm clothing and a warming cap.

After our children in the mountains have written their wish list almost identically with the desire for warm clothing, we can show you the photos of the Christmas celebration today. The Christ Child seems to have fulfilled all the wishes and has added some warm socks. 😉

The kids had a great Christmas party. Our office team from Chiang Mai came with nice support! A foster parent baked delicious pancakes for the kids, the GESINAS Foundation helped to give the presents and then again this year there was a special visit: Helmut and Uli. Helmut has been coming to our children’s home Mae Hae every year for the Christmas season for several years now and has improved the situation in the home with self-collected donations. He built a new kitchen, renovated the washrooms, beautified the children’s bedrooms … no matter what Helmut tackles: it runs! Therefore we thank you and your wife, and, of course, the whole donors who have supported the project “Helmut and Uli” for years.

Thank you all for making the Christmas party unforgettable for the children!


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“I wish …..

… I could get warm clothes and a warming cap.”

Our children in the mountains have already prepared their Christmas wish list. The desire for warm clothes can be found on almost every piece of paper, because the nights in the mountains can become bitterly cold. The temperatures go down to about 5°C and it is important that the children are dressed warmly.
Let’s see if the Christ Child fulfills their wishes this year. 😉


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1st price at the special skill school competition

We are so proud!

One of the foster children we take care of won the first price in a school competition together with her team. The competition took place for the whole Mae Hong Son province where hundreds of students have been evaluated for their special skills. Sirilak and her team won the first price for the special handicraft and embroidery skills of traditional Karen Hilltribe clothing as well as pillow covers, tablecloth, aprons and much more. We are glad to see our children taking their own steps towards a better future.

If you also want to know more about our foundation and what we do please don’t hesitate to contact us!

For English www.raintree-foundation.org and for German www.thaicare.de and please LIKE our pages on FaceBook


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New second hand eye glasses

Thanks a lot to Trixy and Ian who visited us the second time and hand carried used second hand eye glasses to donate them to people in need. This time they brought one pair of special eye glasses from a 3 year old boy called Henry which we hope to find a new face for Henry’s eye glasses. Even a small contribution can make a big impact for others. Thanks to all who support us and help us to improve people’s lives.


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Rainy Season

Unstoppable !!!
Even in the rainy season, our staff is always on the move.


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