Our dream is to make sure that every individual becomes socially and financially aware and independent so that she/he is able to create an independent and good future for him or herself.
Financial independent futures for children and women in Botswana
“In 2006 for six months I worked on a voluntary basis in San Genaro, a slum in Lima, Peru. I saw that the educational level in developing countries is very low: Children go to school for half a day and have three months summer holidays. However, I noticed that children in the slums have the same dreams as children in the Netherlands. So I wondered how the children in the slums could be given the possibility to make their dreams come true. A few years later I decided that I wanted to bring about a change for the better for these kids. By the end of 2009 I founded the StartUp4kids Foundation, because I believe in the strength and creativity of every individual to start up their own business by saving and investing in their own talents in a playful way. So they can make their dreams come true under their own power.
In 2018 I started the Experience4Life Foundation to roll out projects in the Netherlands for vulnerable children, teenagers and refugee women.
But my next stap was Botswana…working with children and women here. This is my home and this is the place where I wish to help the people living here together with the local NGO’s and with the help of StartUp4kids.”