Botstiber World Service
From 2005 to 2016, the Botstiber Foundation donated $3.25 million to several programs which supported humanitarian and development assistance in Southeast Asia. This reflected one of many concerns that founder Dietrich W. Botstiber spelled out in various trusts.
As a boy, Dietrich Botstiber personally witnessed the suffering of civilians in central Europe during and after World War I. The war and its aftermath that re-drew the boundaries of eastern Europe, displaced millions of people and wiped out many traditional ways of life. Young Dietrich had vivid memories of strangers, standing near his home, mute, helpless, begging for food. These images of cruelty and suffering stayed with him throughout his life and shaped his world view.
To implement this particular concern of his, the Foundation embarked on what would turn out to be a twelve-year long effort to reduce poverty and malnutrition especially in communities affected by disaster or armed conflict in Southeast Asia, where the Foundation had experience and access.