Mpilo Foundation is recognized by the Dutch tax authorities (Belastingdienst) as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO, or ANBI in Dutch). Donations to Mpilo Foundation may be tax deductible (conditions apply). For more information, consult the Belastingdienst website.
Albert Nijland has worked as a tropical doctor at the Mpilo hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 1984-1987 . In 1991, he 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.
Jaco van den Hoek has been a pediatrician at the Saxenburgh Medical Center since 2001. He recognizes the sharp contrast between the unprecedented luxury and prosperity in The Netherlands and the situation in many other places in the world, such as Zimbabwe.
Angel Dube is a 28 year old Information Management and Community Development professional with a Master’s Degree in Development Studies. She is a compassionate person who strives to aid vulnerable groups in society.
Ivona Birlad is a 22-year old student at Rotterdam School of Management. As an Erasmus University Rotterdam student, she coaches a team of five students of the I-DO course in consulting the Mpilo Foundation. Her work for the foundation focuses on expanding the reach of the organisation on social media.
Thulani Gumbo was born in a rural town in Lupane, district of Matabeleland North, a province rich in nature and natural resources. He attended primary school at SIbangani, and secondary school at Mabhikwa High. Following the completion of his O Level he has worked in several different hotels, before becoming self-employed as an entrepreneur based in Victoria Falls.
Wouter Nanninga has been involved with Mpilo Foundation from an early stage. The Mpilo Foundation logo, visual identity, website, video clips, website, and flyers are amongst the things he designed for Mpilo Foundation.
He works as a graphic designer under the name ibbelkat.
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 local organization. We remain involved for 3 to 5 years.
With its I DO program, Rotterdam School of Management (part of Erasmus University) partners a globally operating NGO with a number of International Business Administration students for a year.
The students are involved with, among others:
Students are invited to engage with the board about these topics, and to get involved by executing tasks themselves. Apart from Mpilo Foundation, five other NGO’s take part in the I DO program.
Please find any legal documents pertaining to Mpilo Foundation here.