Testimonial from Monika Otten, Rotary Club Hemer

“In 2007 I was looking for a project to support and my friend Gisbert drew my attention to the projects of Madamfo Ghana e.V. From this idea, a long lasting cooperation and friendship developed between the Rotary-Club Hemer and Bettina Landgrafe and her team. During a stay of several days in Ghana we could see for ourselves, how the basic idea of the association “help for self-help” is implemented together with the population.

Bettina showed us the beauty of her second home Ghana, convinced us completely of the idea of her work, but also opened our eyes to the problems and needs of the population. Together with her team we were able to realize a mechanised water project in Tafi Atome the following year. Together with the villagers, a sustainable water supply for the whole village was established, which we handed over, during a big celebration in the village.

For us, these moments, but also the valuable work of Bettina and her team will remain unforgettable, as they made a lasting impression on us with their actions. We are looking forward to the next reunion in Ghana and hopefully we will be able to start a joint project soon again.”

from left: Bettina Landgrafe, G. Harnischmacher, M. Otten, T. Penderok, Victor Manu, P. Harnischmacher