Phone: +49 351 3117533 | Mail: office(at)begegnung-ev(dot)org

Begegnung e.V.

Manila, how we know it

About half of the 14 million population of Greater Manila live in slums. The children grow up in extreme poverty there. Most families have 4 to 8 children and live in tiny one-room huts made of wood, tin and tarpaulins. Their parents or grandparents have moved from the country to the city to earn at least some money. The fathers have strenuous jobs as fishermen, construction workers, garbage collectors or bicycle cabs drivers. Many mothers run a tiny store in their own home, sweeping the streets or cleaning mussels and fish all day long.

The children often have to help out to earn a living for the family and therefore drop out of school very early. As a result, most families are stuck in the spiral of poverty and poor education.

Family is very important to Filipinos, but due to long working hours and extremely low wages, most parents are so busy providing for their children's material needs that they have no time or energy to devote to their emotional needs. The children we work with are hungry – not just physically but also for love and hope!

Postal address

Begegnung e.V.
Schandauer Str. 60
DE-01277 Dresden

Phone: +49 351 3117533
Mail: office(at)begegnung-ev(dot)org

Main contact

Alwe Herzog
Mail: office(at)begegnung-ev(dot)org

Bank details

Begegnung e.V.
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
IBAN: DE54 8505 0300 3200 0741 40
BIC-/SWIFT-Code: OSDDDE81XXX

Payment reference for donations to our project in Ethiopia:
Spende Äthiopien

Payment reference for donations to the work of family Bode in Ethiopia:
Spende Familie Bode

Payment reference for donations to the work of family Stein in the Philippines:
Spende Familie Stein