From 1984-1987 Albert Nijland worked as a tropical doctor at the Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In 1991 Albert was a ‘Registrar-Lecturer’ at the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA), near Pretoria, South Africa. As a volunteer he has always remained connected to Africa.
In 2018 Albert, with the active involvement of Jaco van den Hoek and Berto Broeksema, founded the Mpilo Foundation, with the aim of specifically providing support to the rural population in Zimbabwe in the field of water and energy.
Jaco van den Hoek has been a pediatrician at the Saxenburgh Medical Center since 2001. In the Netherlands we know unprecedented luxury and prosperity, which contrasts sharply with the situation in many other places in the world, including Zimbabwe. We cannot close our eyes to this and that is the motivation for me to make an effort for the Mpilo Foundation.
Gift Sanyamahwe is a 25-year-old self-motivated entrepreneur who is into piggery and crop farming, he has also worked with Inspire Women Men and Children trust on several development projects and trainings with rural communities of Umguza District. He is also a family man, married to Sandile Sibanda with one baby boy, Zayne Athandwe, who is 5 months old.
We don’t give money, but we support projects with sustainable solutions for water and electricity, using Solar Energy.
We return to our projects every year. We discuss progress together with the organization. We remain involved for 3 to 5 years.
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