He traveled with Kurt Kammerman and a team from his community. At that time, a
simple walk down the street of Phnom Penh was heartbreaking. Abandoned children
begged for food, and desperate mothers with malnourished babies held out their hands.
They were so moved by this trip that when they returned home to Switzerland they were
compelled to help.
Schaller with an
orphan and widow
in a FCOP
and Ted Olbrich,
founder of FCOP
on the first trip to
visited a FCOP
and build a cafeteria.
and Kurt Kammerman continued to helped him organize annual work trips and to fundraise
for the children. Their first partners were Ted and Sou Olbrich from the USA. Their organization
Foursquare Children of Promise had 100+ church orphan homes around the country which
provided homes for orphaned and abandoned children, widows and single
mothers in need of employment.
but Fritz continued to make trips to Cambodia and fundraise for the children.
In 2006 Bernhard and Susan visited Myanmar (Burma) and began supporting
the projects lead by Philip and Mie Mie Ahona.
spent 18 months in Cambodia doing
a glasses project in partnership with
FCOP. Hundreds of needy children
received their first pair of glasses.
Eichenbergers organized several
shipping containers of donated items
to Cambodia, including the pipes
needed to plumb a women's dorm,
and beds and blankets for the
Cambodia and Myanmar
water. Lukas Graf traveled with Dr. Lina from FCOPI to test the
water for dangerous arsenic levels in several children's homes.
supporting the minisries of
Philip and Mie Mie Ahnone
in Myanmar. They have
several orphan homes, a
drug rehab center and other
ministries to help the people
in Myanmar. WB made
several short trips to oversee
their ministry, encourage the
people and making new
Through their friendships in Kenya, WB began supporting schools and teacher's salaries
in three low income communities. Frank and Beatrice also began leading annual teams
to support the work of Ben and Christine Tanguli.
and supported teachers salaries in three low income schools.
three month trip to Cambodia
to test the water in the FCOP
The findings from the water
tests were so extreme and had
a huge impact on Lukas.
Similar to Friz Schaller, Lukas
was so impacted by this trip that
he returned to Switzerland and
was compelled to help.
the first ever Water Project work trip to Cambodia. The team traveled to nine different
children's homes where they tested the water and installed filters to remove dangerous