TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation

In many regions of the world, the supply of clean drinking water and a functioning power supply are not simply a matter of course. Comparable to the arteries in the human body, without functioning pipes and power lines to transport water and energy, a sustainable life for human beings is not possible. Very often the necessary education and resources needed to improve the, at times catastrophic, conditions are lacking.

To address this issue, in 2008 Dr. Helmut Rothenberger created the TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation which, in the tradition of its founder, is now active in promoting sustainable programmes which benefit society.

TOOLS FOR LIFE has set itself the objective of connecting people in all regions of the word with the essential resources that are necessary for a healthy life. This includes the tangible supply of energy and water, as well as the supply of intangible resources such as education, training and coaching. To realise this, TOOLS FOR LIFE has created a network of organisations and local partners in selected regions which, over the last years and continuing on today, operated and maintain multiple educational institutions and water supply networks.

Our philosophy

In the spirit of “helping others help themselves”, TOOLS FOR LIFE wants to encourage, support and challenge people to take fate into their own hands. With the ROTHENBERGER group members, the global provider of premium pipe tools and pipe processing machines, as well as tooling machines and environmental technologies, TOOLS FOR LIFE has a strong partner at its side which provides valuable help with their products and the know-how of their employees

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.“

Confucius, Chinese philosopher, 551-479 BC

With our know-how, our tools and our employees we want to actively help people help themselves, and by doing so, do our part to ensure a better future and a cleaner environment.

Dr. Helmut Rothenberger
Founder of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation

The future lies in the hands of our children. Together with the TOOLS FOR LIFE foundation we are encouraging and supporting children at a young age to learn to help themselves! Help us help them!

Dr. Sandra Rothenberger
President of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation

Our Team

Dr. Sandra Rothenberger


Marion Ramm



Statutes (German)

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