People Behind Lotus

Lotus Relief Charitable Trust (UK) was established and registered with the Charity Commission in the UK in 1998.

Lotus Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V was established and registered as a charitable Association in Germany in 2007.

Wolfgang Sietz and Ifegenia (Ivy) Christou, set up Lotus Relief Charitable Trust and are Trustees of Lotus-Trust and Vorstand and Members of Lotus-Hilfe. They are joined by Ross Badger, a business associate of long standing, who became a Trustee of Lotus-Trust in 1998 and Member of Lotus-Hilfe in 2007, and by Axel Siepmann also a business associate of long standing who became a Member of Lotus-Hilfe in 2007 and at a later stage a Trustee of Lotus-Trust.

Lotus' Trustees are located in the UK and Germany.


Lotus Trustees and the READA team with community members, Tra Peang Veng village


Lotus' Part-time Country Representative located in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Erik van Rensburg was Lotus' Country Coordinator based in Siem Reap for 2 years and now is a part-time representative and friend of Lotus.  Erik is still based in Siem Reap is now able to monitor and control Lotus' projects through regular meetings with the READA-Lotus Project Manager and through the establishment of measuring charts for each project.