Reports 2021

  • 2021-12: Kenya / Nairobi: Mathare School meals at the time of Covid 19 

Uji (porridge) for breakfast and lunch. The immediate goals are to reduce hunger and malnutrition and increase school enrollment, attendance and retention. The basic concept of the program is to provide children Read more […]

  • 2021-12: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Lalibela is freed from rebel occupation

Ethiopian government forces and their regional allies have recaptured the town of Lalibela, a United Nations World Heritage Site is freed from from the rebel Tigrayan forces. Forces aligned with the Tigray People’s Read more […]

  • 2021-12: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Ancient Holy Scripture Fulfilled in Lalibela

Our Jerusalem The Book of Baruch in the First Testament Chapter 5:1-9 For the past four months, my Lalibela, the second Jerusalem, has been occupied by the rebel group TPLF. Despite this Read more […]

  • 2021-12:  December 3rd: PBF celebrates the Day of Persons with Disability

Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Read more […]

  • 2021-11: Ethiopia: The latest on the crisis; Situation of internally displaced people in Meket

The representatives of the committee formed by volunteers to coordinate and support the thousands of people on the run visited a small village town, Meket, about 220 km from Bahir Dar. Here, the government has set up a settlement centre for IDPs to relieve Read more […]

  • 2021-11:  Kenya / Nairobi: Shipping container classrooms

Social distancing Innovative skills keeps Slum Children in School despite the COVID Pandemic. Access to education is a big challenge to children living in the informal settlements in the cities. The Covid-19 Pandemic has exposed the situation of Read more […]

  • 2021-11: Ethiopia: Update on the Ethiopian Conflict

The TPLF rebel group has been advancing through parts of the South Wollo (some parts of Dessie and Kombolcha). They are now active in these areas. There is a great deal of mobilization of a number of the regional army and local militia as well as a civilian Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia: The Ethiopian Conflict

The background Since 1994, Ethiopia has had a federal system in which different ethnic groups control the affairs of 10 regions. The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – was influential in setting up this system. It was the leader of a four-party Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Kenya / Mathare: Medical consultation center with volunteers

Afya Mtaani is a collaborative initiative of young graduates and medical students from Mathare and Huruma. We came together at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were unable to access medical facilities for fear of misinformation Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Kenya / Kizui: KICABA MICRO-CREDIT PROGRAM

Introduction The PBF/KICABA microcredit program is one of the success stories of the people of Kitui. It has changed many life situations, “rooted” many households, fed less fortunate families, and turned many local groups into entrepreneurs. Criteria Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Dahir Bar: Rising number of internally displaced persons: We are adapting our approach 

Over the past few weeks, we at PBF have been providing basic emergency assistance to IDPs in Bahir Dar. The operation has gone well so far and has undoubtedly brought great relief Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia: From Discrimination to the Highest Award – the Path of Eyerusalem Demoz Yohanis

The Zenebework community was unique and special from the beginning, because mainly leprosy patients lived there. Family members of former leprosy patients also still Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Dahir Bar: PBF in action for the most needy among the displaced people from Lalibela

The 4th day Rations The PBF feeding program has now been running for 10 days. We are providing a total of 430 people with 2 meals a day, and counting. Sanitary Materials We Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Sri Lanka: Tribute to Dr. Antony Fernando (1932-2021)

One of PBF’s earliest projects in Sri Lanka was to help Dr. Antony Fernando and his wife Sumana build a school, the Inter-cultural English Education Centre. The son of Thuppahige Juan and Vidanelage Daisy Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Dahir Bar: PBF für displaces people from Lalibela in Bahir Dar

In the face of the ongoing crisis in Ethiopia, the Peter Bachmann Foundation is working with a non-political community initiative created by young volunteers who have fled their homes to the regional Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF between despair and confidence for people from Lalibela 

Challenges and next steps The working community (committee) in Bahir Dar has made every effort to ensure that people (including from PBF) can receive the minimum level of rehabilitation. However, Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Siege and Escape to nowhere! 

Lalibela : Siege and Escape to nowhere! The war between the federal government and the Tigray militants continue and Lalibela remains under the control of the TPLF since August 5th 2021. Hundreds of people fled and continue fleeing Lalibela. This Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Lalibela is suffering

Lalibela was captured by the invading TPLF rebel group on August 5, 2021. The federal government security forces retreated for unknown reasons on August 4, 2021 at 2 pm. The town community, administration and a segment of the population, Read more […]

  • 2021-10: Ethiopia / Lalibela: The impact of the occupation of Lalibela by the Tigray militia 

As days turn into months, it becomes harder to imagine the plight of the people. When the Tigray militia entered Lalibela on 8 August 2021, no one could have imagined that the occupation Read more […]

  • 2021-09: Kenya / Nairobi: Mathare medical voluntary outreach

Afya Mtaani is a collaborative initiative of recent graduates and medical students from Mathare and Huruma. We came together at the beginning of the Cohid 19 pandemic, when people were unable to access medical facilities Read more […]

  • 2021-09: Ethiopia / Lalibela: The fate of Lalibela : The people, not just UNESCO

It has been more than a month since Tigray militants took control of the Holy City of Lalibela. This occupation has devastated people’s lives in many ways: Thousands of men and youth have left the Read more […]

  • 2021-09: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Lalibela still suffering under foreign occupation

The pictures I have sent you show the tireless volunteer efforts in the fundraising campaign to support the abandoned people of Lalibela and surrounding areas. I am honoured to have the opportunity to Read more […]

  • 2021-08: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Siege of Lalibela on 5 August – some letters

The unfortunate events in Lalibela on Thursday 5 August have deeply shaken many of our closest staff on the ground. Some of them summarised their feelings in some personal thoughts, which we are happy to Read more […]

  • 2021-08: Ethiopia / Lalibela: rebel takeover

Lalibela rebel takeover: Apart from the UNESCO site, there are lives of the people.   Tigrayan rebels took control of the historic town of Lalibela in Ethiopia early Thursday morning 2021-08-05. The takeover by the rebels comes as fighting Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Kenya / Nairobi: Football is allowed again in Mathare

We have also resumed our sports activities in Mathare and Huruma respectively. The government here has lifted the ban on 19 sports due to the vaccines received and this has allowed us to continue with mobilizing youth Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Sri Lanka; Student Support

Sri Lanka remains one of the countries which have received a lot of support from PBF over the years. We boult hundreds of houses and conducted  e very successful Tsunami relief support in 2004 when it was one of the countries Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF recognition on Teacher’s Day

PBF’s contribution to education in LALIBELA is recognised and honoured by the local teachers’ association in July. Teachers’ Day is an important event celebrated every year with various activities in Lalibela at the Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Keny / Kitui:  MICRO-CREDIT PROJECT, update July  2021 

Social transformation begins with people who are stable and especially in household incomes. In arid areas like Kitui, innovative thinking and creativity is key to family survival. Micro-credit program support Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Kenya / Nairobi: Paul, the teacher without a diploma 

My name is Paul Otieno Onyach, born in Kisumu County, Manyatta Slums, my parents used to live in Kisumu before their sudden death that took all of them leaving me an orphan at the age of 9. Together with my younger Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Kenya / Nairobi: Story of Patrick Odhiambo Owino

From the Streets to the University Halls and back to the Streets My name is Patrick Odhiambo Owino from Kenya. I was born in Ugenya district which is in Siaya county. I am from a family of five siblings where I am the lastborn. We share same mother but Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Kenya / Nairobi: Afya Mtaani: A voluntary outreach healthcare service for the Slums

A project sponsored wholly by the PBF, Afya Mtaani, is a local initiative of young Medical students and community workers who provide a voluntary health outreach services Read more […]

  • 2021-07: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF Community Health Insurance Cover for the Seniors, the sick and the Disabled

Community-Based Health Insurance (CBHI) is a local government initiated health insurance concept for protection against the cost of illness and improving Read more […]

  • 2021-06: Ethiopia / Lalibel: PBF Laudato Si Bee and Tree Demonstration and Training Center, Lalibela (Progress Report)

We set up our beehives in  July, 2020. We then sourced bee from farmers and move them from traditional to modern hives. By September and October we got some Read more […]

  • 2021-06: Ethiopia / Chaffe: PBF food Aid to Chaffe community

Locust cause hunger strife in the Horn of Africa. Chaffe is a small settlement area in Oromiya region nearer to Diredawa, East Ethiopia. The local population are small scale crop farmers but they are predominantly Read more […]

  • 2021-06: Kenya / Nairobi: menstrual hygiene program in the Mathare slum

This project, which has existed for years, not only gives us the opportunity to provide our girls with menstrual hygiene products, but also the opportunity to accompany and support them. Read more […]

  • 2021-05: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Lalibela: Pilgrim Village, Status

I hereby try to present the physical details of the construction site “Pilgrim Village” and its current progress status: Land and Surrounding: The land has an area of 2,250 meters square with additional 100 meters square Read more […]

  • 2021-05: Ethiopia / Addis Abeba: Disability is no inability; Moha acquires a new prothesis hand

Mohamed Mulushaga (Moha) is the Students coordinator. He lives with savere disability, having lost both his hands in a fire accident at the age of 8. The fire was caused by a kerosene tin Read more […]

  • 2021-05: Ethiopia / Gashena: The Emmanuel Middle Level Clinic (EMC)

The clinic was founded and built ten years ago by a young medical student from Lalibela, Ashenafi Mesele Mamo, in the remote village of Gashena in Ethiopia. Gashena is located on two very important connecting Read more […]

  • 2021-05: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Amanuel Pilgrims Village at Lalibela 

Lalibela is a town in the Lasta district of the North Wollo Zone in the Amhara region, Ethiopia, at about 2,500 metres above sea level. It is famous for its monolithic rock-hewn churches, but the site is very important Read more […]

  • 2021-05: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF Student opens a Community Information Cente

PBF continues to identify and support students from poor families to aquire education. Fikiru Alelebign, a 27 year, IT graduate says this about his experience under PBF support. ‘… PBF Read more […]

  • 2021-05: Kenya / Nairobi: School built in a few weeks

An emergency school to save slum children from the effects of the corona pandemic How can children in overcrowded slum schools maintain social distance? Access to education is a big challenge to children living in the Read more […]

  • 2021-04: Uganda Community Projects IPOA

The PBF supports our community projects that includes food security,  fish farming and environmental conservation in our respective villages of Kighenge and Kinyaminagha, Kassese Uganda. We IPOA orphans and widows association Read more […]

  • 2021-04: Ethiopia / Chaffe: Mill for Chaffe Community

Chaffe is a small community of farmers in the eastern region of Oromia, far away in the mountains and almost 500 kilometers away from the metropolis of Addis Ababa. PBF knows this widely dispersed community through our longstanding Read more […]

  • 2021-03: Kenya / Nairobi:  Further progress in health care in the slum of Mathare

We are making good progress with our Afya Mtaani project, thanks to PBF’s help. I’ll be happy to keep you posted on our progress. See our previous report: The Read more […]

  • 2021-03: Kenya: The Bee and Tree Project, The micro-credit perspective from Kitui 

A rural community in Kitui, a rural village in Kenya have innovatively adopted and incorporated the new PBF Bee and Tree Project in their Micro-Credit program. The KICABA micro Credit Read more […]

  • 2021-03: Africa: Laudato Si, Bee and Tree Project

A community Bio diversity conservation and livelihood improvement. INTRODUCTION Bees pollinate a wide range of crops and plants, playing a key role in the provision of food and nutrition. They also pollinate forage Read more […]

  • 2021-03: Ethiopia / Lalibela: Housing the destitutes

The poor of the poor. Lalibela is a small town but to the locals it is a City. It is a religious pilgrim destination but also a cosmopolitan center where history, culture and contemporary life converge. Dr. Bachmann visited Read more […]

  • 2021-02: The PBF Humanistic approach to Charity

Reaching out to the very needy by avoiding complicated bureaucracy. PBF has deliberately adopted an easier and more human approach to reach out to people through people! We try our best to reach out those Read more […]

  • 2021-01: Kenya, Nairobi/Mathare: School Built in Weeks

An emergency school to rescue Slum children from the the effects of Coroba Pandemic. How can children in crowded slum schools observe Social distance? Peter Bachmann Foundation continues to work with the very vulnerable Read more […]

  • 2021-01: Ethiopia / Lalibela: PBF Safe accommodation for children of rural mountain farmers

Lalibela is surrounded by several mountains where rural farmers live without public amenities and infrastructure like clean water, schools, hospitals or even roads. The children from these Read more […]

  • 2021-01: Annual Report 2020 

Introduction Dear Friends of the PBF It is a great pleasure for me to report to you about our experiences, challenges and progress. Since our humble beginnings in 1994, we have seen our mission as empowering marginalised groups in Read more […]

  • 2021-01: Sri Lanka, Chilaw: Christmas celebrations at the Bachmann Children

PBF built a center for children living with various special needs.This center cares for these children who suffer various forms of challenges and discrimination. This is a big relief Read more […]

  • 2021-01: Ethiopia, Lalibala: Primary Boarding school

This is a makeshift arrangement where children from very far villages in the mountains stay during the week andvreturn to their families over the weekends. Lalibela primary school is the first public school in Lalibela. The Read more […]

  • 2021-01: Kenya, Nairobi/Mathare: Slum Medical Outreach Program 

PBF The Afya Mtaani initiative is a medical outreach program targeting residents of the informal settlements of Mathare which is one of the largest slums in Nairobi. This segment of the population are especially affected Read more […]