25 September 2020
Women contributing to the recontruction of a post-genocide Rwanda
This year, Zorg van de Zaak Foundation will make a one-ff contribution to a micro-credit project in Rwanda. Women play a key role in rebuilding Rwanda. What is special about this project, is that the participants in 4 out of the 5 cooperatives are exclusively women. We hope that in this way, it will be possible for all connected members to save up, receive small loans and strengthen local commerce.
6 August 2020
THREE PROFESSIONALS JOIN THE BOARD TO STRENGTHEN THE FOUNDATION
Zorg van de Zaak Foundation is very grateful that three professionals joined the board last month. Frans Werter has as a development sociologist more than 30 years experience in leading projects in Africa, Asia and South America. Saskia oversluizen works as psychologist at Skills and is as member of the works council the link with Zorg van de Zaak. Suus Theuws is program manager at Novadic-Kentron and will use her knowledge about health care in the Netherlands and Tanzania during her activities for the Foundation.
9 July 2020
Development projects may also be ‘unconventional’
Gine Zwart was at the cradle of the Zorg van de Zaak Foundation. She has over 25 years of experience with improving food security in Africa and other parts of the world. Recently, she departed after 5 years as a board member. ’10 girls playing football. I had underestimated how important that is, too.’
12 June 2020
Partners Zorg van de Zaak Foundation are working with the Covid funds
The corona crisis has fierce effects: in The Netherlands, but also abroad. Our partners notice on a daily basis how people are facing new challenges. Especially for the people who are unable to work, the consequences are most extreme. The subsidies which we provided in April, are now being put to use in various ways.
29 April 2020
Covid-19: Zorg van de Zaak Foundation helps partners out
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are becoming increasingly apparent for partners of the Foundation. Therefore, we have immediately started financing projects that support the most vulnerable people. Extra food supplies (‘immune boosters’) are being provided, and health kits are being distributed, so the spreading of the virus can be contained as much as possible.
13 April 2020
Action for Burns and Children Foundation starts projects to prevent burns among children in slums in South Africa
Action for Burns and Children (ABC Foundation) is committed to preventing burns among children and the treatment of burns victims.Het ingezamelde geld ging naar het Phoenix Burn project. The collected money was intended for the Phoenix Burn Project. This project is committed to child-friendly treatments for severely burned children, rehabilitation and aftercare. Besides, the Phoenix Burn facilitates prevention projects, whereas courses are given about preventing burns in schools and churches in townships in Cape Town.
1 April 2020
The Stories of Naledi: – Proud of what has been achieved. Getting to work in the present. Working on the future!
During the ‘apartheid’, land workers on the farms were never sure of their future. All the rules were aimed at keeping the white farmers in power, and the workers in a position of dependence. After the end of the apartheid in 1990, this situation remained the same on many farms.
The founders of the Earthrise Trust, together with the community of Naledi village, want to demonstrate that farms and communities in South Africa can be run in a more equitable way. Gino Govender, one of the founders of the Earthrise Trust: ‘Everything we do here is aimed at strengthening the dignity of the people.’
16 March 2020
The Stories of Naledi: – Working on the Future with a Vision
Molefi Ralebenya was born on the ‘Rustler Valley’ farm in Naledi and decided to start a beekeeping business here. He lost both parents at a young age, and had to take care of himself. After having lived elsewhere for a number of years, Molefi returned to his place of birth. He acknowledges that nailed is a peaceful place with a lot of potential. In the cities, everybody is in a rush and thinking of themselves, whereas in the community of Naledi, people help each other get ahead.