The good
is never lost

Give everything every day.
For children in need.

and change lives.

Save the world!

Katrin Rohde

Who we are

The purpose of our Association is to support the facilities of AMPO, Association Managré Nooma pour la protection des orphelins (Association for the protection of orphans) in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. We assist children who are orphans or half-orphans, offering them protection, food, accommodation, schooling and psychological support. Another AMPO facility is there to assist young women who have been driven out of their villages, providing them with a fresh start and enabling them to lead independent lives. Our mission is therefore to promote education, integration, courage and strength towards a life of self-determination.

The aim of the Association is also to allow access for as many people as possible to medical and health support, by offering free treatment and medication to the poorest of the poor at our AMPO Clinic.

In supporting the various facilities our goal is to counteract a refugee movement which is driving people towards a future without dignity. Our aim is to show them the prospects available in their own country  and to offer them assistance. The children especially are the future of this country. ...Mission statement

AMPO Facilities

A child can become anything, but only if it can first be a child. Sponsor a child

AMPO Orphanages

Refuge for abandoned girls

AMPO - Social Services

Agricultural college and organic farm

Training kitchen and restaurant

Wheelchair project

Mobile wheelchair project

AMPO Clinic

Training facilities

Association of former AMPO children

Current activities

Fight against breast cancer

In collaboration with The DEAR Foundation Switzerland, AMPO is also fighting breast cancer in rural areas of Burkina Faso. A total of 1,631 women were reached at 18 film screenings and a wide distribution of flyers. 16 women were immediately referred to the gynaecology department of the AMPO infirmary.

Through these media, the women learn to palpate their breasts themselves.

Table football

In July of this year, we spontaneously collected donations for new kicker tables in the orphanages as part of our summer party in Berlin.

During our trip in January, we realised that the old ones really couldn't be played on anymore.

We quickly raised the money from our visitors. The tables were bought locally and now there is one for the girls and one for the boys.

The matches can begin!

Successful weekend

Our first Christmas markets are behind us. Both in Travemünde and in Herne, our dear members were able to sell a lot of the products from Burkina Faso and AMPO, raising a handsome sum.

Now, of course, we hope that we will be able to keep up next weekend in Hamburg, Berlin and Preetz!

The container has arrived!

We are always delighted when we can show you that your donations have arrived. This time it's your donations in kind. The container left the port of Hamburg at the beginning of September. Burkina Faso itself has no access to the sea, which is why it is transported by rail from the capital of Togo, Lomé, to Ouagadougou - and there it remains in customs for the time being.

But now it has arrived at AMPO!

Now every helping hand is needed to unpack it.

Siamese twins

Siamese twins were referred to the AMPO rehabilitation centre again today. This is the second time that maternity clinics have referred the mothers to AMPO, as the clinic has the best hygienic conditions.

What happens next?

The mother now has the opportunity to stay in the clinic with her children for 3 months. Then they will hopefully be successfully separated at the Charles de Gaulle Children's Hospital.

And even after the operation, AMPO will continue to look after the family until they have coped well with the consequences of the operation and can go home.

You can see the relief of the mother, who would not have been able to finance medical treatment for the children without the help of AMPO.

Welcome LOMPO Hamadou!

We have a new member in the AMPO family in Ouagadougou. Of course, we are sad that Marthe Sanaogo, who has been with us for many years, has decided to take a new path in her life. But now we are all the more looking forward to working with Hamadou.

He is a student of German studies, president of a provincial association and an active member of the German Club at Joseph Ki-Zerbo University.

Hamadou knows the needs of orphans, having grown up as a half-orphan himself.

We wish him the best of luck in his new role and are delighted that Director General Dénis Yameogo will soon have a new, powerful supporter at his side.

Katrin Rohde in New York

From 05.11. to 09.11. Katrin Rohde travelled across the Atlantic to introduce AMPO students from Fordham University. They have set themselves the task of making AMPO better known in the USA and developing a marketing strategy for the Katrin Rohde Foundation there.

Katrin was impressed by the professionalism of the presentations.

We would like to thank all sponsors and the initiator of the trip. In co-operation with Fordham University, we are now trying to fill the Katrin Rohde Foundation with life.

AMPO in Berlin and members' meeting in Hamburg!

At this year's general meeting, we realised just how important direct dialogue is. Lively discussions, the presentation of new projects, a report on the situation in Burkina Faso by Katrin Rohde and the board elections made the afternoon interesting and exciting.

Unfortunately, we were unable to welcome our guests from Burkina Faso, Dénis Yameogo (Director General) and Olivier Bado (Director of Tondtenga) in Hamburg, but they did come to Berlin.

And here, too, the talks were important, because we know far too little about the current situation in the country. We learnt that the political situation is not affecting the AMPO projects. However, the inflation rate is rising and so are food prices. We have to try to compensate for this.

It was a wonderful and interesting few days!

Friday, 01.12.2023

Christmas Market at the Michel (Hamburg) 2023

St. Michaelis Weihnachtsmarkt am Michel (Englische Planke 1, 20459 Hamburg)

This year we will again be represented with our pavilion on 3 days at the St. Michaelis Christmas Market at the Michel.

01.12.2023: 15:00 - 19:00

02.12.2023: 11:00 - 19:00

03.12.2023: 11:00 - 19:00

Stop by and buy beautiful handmade products from Burkina Faso.

We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, 02.12.2023

Christmas market in Preetz

Museum in der Schusterstadt (Preetz)

This year we will again have a stand in Preetz and offer wonderful handicraft products from Burkina Faso.

Please feel free to stop by and visit us!

Saturday, 02.12.2023

Christmas market at the Berlin office

Unser kleiner Laden (Blücherstr. 41, 10961 Berlin)

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful shop again this year.

Let's ring in the pre-Christmas season together with pastries, mulled wine and children's punch.

Beautiful products from Burkina Faso are waiting to change hands!


Saturday, 06.01.2024

In focus: Burkina Faso

Café Möca und Forum (Möckernkiez 2, 10963 Berlin)

As part of the exhibition of paintings by Dr Bernhard Geiselmann, we have the opportunity to present the AMPO projects and offer handicrafts from the projects and from Burkina Faso.

Thank you for the opportunity. We look forward to seeing you!

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Sommerfest in der Berliner Geschäftsstelle

Glück auf der ganzen Linie … Nach etlichen Regentagen, hatten wir am 07.07. wunderschönes Wetter. So konnten wir für unser Fest auch draußen mit einplanen, und endlich kam mal unser wunderbares Tresenfenster zur Geltung.

Presentations: Travel Diary 2023

At the beginning of March, Ute Krüger and Britta Sacadati were able to report on their trip to Burkina Faso and the visit to the AMPO facilities.

Weekend Christmas markets for AMPO

Just in time for the first weekend of Advent, several Christmas markets took place where AMPO was represented. Volunteers as well as the staff from the Berlin office were very active.

Freie Waldorfschule Heidelberg - Running for Burkina Faso

In spite of soaring temperatures the pupils of the Freie Waldorfschule in Heidelberg held a sponsored run for a good cause. They had already started contactjng sponsors for the run and they succeeded for the most part. Those unable to offer financial support were able to assist in other ways …

Fundraising for AMPO

Despite the tropical heat, the flea market in Darmstadt went very well. Our AMPO supporter, Elena Onken, was there selling articles from our shop and other hand-knitted products. The proceeds went to AMPO. Thank you so much, Elena Onken. We really admire your creativity and your commitment.

More fundraising for AMPO

The Whitsun charity concert held during a flea market in Pfingstberg near Plön was a huge success! The BroCross family band raised enough for two wheelchairs for children in Burkina Faso. Fans who had travelled specially from Emsland and Hanover joined the band in a traditional laola wave when each contribution was announced. There are eleven members of the band, two brothers with their families from Plön and Melle near Osnabrück. The youngest is only ten years old. With brilliant weather and a constant supply of cold drinks, coffee, cakes, skewers of meat and sausages, about 1,000 participants had a great time at Hof Schlossblick, home of the Rothfos family. Thanks to all our helpers we had an unforgettable day.

AMPO Directors visit Berlin

It was our great pleasure to meet the Director General of AMPO in Ouagadougou, Dénis Yameogo, and the Director of the Clinic, Léontine Samandoulougou

Online meeting with DEVELOPmed.Aid

We held an online meeting with the DEVELOPmed.Aid organisation on the 20th of May. Two of the founders, Katrin Rohde and Dr. Lena Katharina Müller, spoke about the cooperation between the two organisations and how that came about. We also talked about the challenges facing development work in Ouagadougou. But there were exchanges on a happier note as well. All of us are in admiration of the commitment of these young people who founded this relief organisation when they were still students. Thanks to the cooperation between AMPO and DEVELOPmed.Aid it has been possible to carry out major medical interventions on nearly 1,400 children so far.

For a summary of the online meeting click on the Link.