I was born and raised in the Netherlands and worked there in the deprived neighbourhoods in the big cities. In 2012 I decided to follow my dream and work with even more disadvantaged groups in developing countries. After some years in South Sudan, Cambodia, and Rwanda, I’m currently living in Cameroon and working with people and organisations from many places to increase the inclusion and participation of vulnerable groups. I love to learn, to share knowledge, inspiration and commitment and truly get to know people.

During my career, I have worked in various roles in very different organisations, from government to private sector and NGOs, supporting disadvantaged people to improve their own future. I’m passionate about developing people and organisations, and I believe in the strength people have to live their lives fully, to develop themselves and grow and I believe they will help each other to get there. A specific focus in my work has always been the growth of people and organisations, to ensure that the people and partners I worked with would be able to sustain and build on the work done.

A detailed overview of my experience can be found on my LinkedIn-profile.