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During a trip to India in autumn, 1998, Martha Foerch saw firsthand the plight of women and girls in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Her experience led to the founding of the charitable association in 2000

"Shoshana– Help for women in need." 


The association is founded on the love of God; in the words of Jesus:

"Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me"  Matthew 25,40 ESV

The association’s declared intention: 

"The association has the duty to give women in developing countries help, so that they can help themselves. We help women and their families regardless of age, marital status, or religion. Through sewing centers: women gain knowledge and abilities; they also gain social skills. At medical centers: people get help in First Aid, besides they learn about hygiene and primary health care."

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Established                 January 15, 2000


Form/Register            e.V. (Registered Association)

                                      Schwaebisch Hall No. 700


Members (18)         

Silke Abendschein, Gitta u. Edmund Bäuerle, Dieter u. Brigitte Gakstatter, Cornelia Gallenz, Martha B. Förch, Ruth Kerkow, Birgit Leu, Silvain Roman, Leni Schäfer, Beate Kroker, Edith u. Gerhard  Trinkle , Helmut u. Annette Wieland, Christel Wolf, Gertraud Zeisberger

Board Members  

Gertraud Zeisberger, Germany, Moeglingen,  President
Martha B. Foerch, USA, Ellwood City, Vice-President

Dieter Gakstatter, Germany, Möglingen, Secretary General

Silvain Roman, Germany, Gaildorf, Advisory Council
Leni Schäfer, Kirchberg, Advisory Council

Annette Wieland, Obersulm, Advisory Council

Christel Wolf, Germany, Rosengarten-Rieden, Advisory Council

CEO                             Martha B. Foerch



Administration          Dieter Gakstatter



Treasurer                   Edmund Baeuerle


Recognition               Serving Charitable Causes

Exemption                 October 17, 2022 Tax Office Schwaebisch Hall, Germany (good for 3 years)

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