After my visit to Guatemala in 2003 I saw how big the differences in prosperity are in the world in which we live. During my visit to Guatemala, I visited a garbage dump project alongside Carolien Van Heerde. In addition to the small-scale initiatives that Carolien undertook she also had a vision to build something more permanent in Guatemala. In response to this wish we founded the Guatemala and Construction foundation on 2003 wish a number of people from the Netherlands (now the Constru Casa NL foundation). Since 2010 I was the chairman of the foundation and after that I was active as treasurer for a short period on an interim basis.
After a seven-year break, I decided at the end of 2016 to commit myself again as the treasurer of the foundation. First, I am extremely proud of the results that Constru Casa has achieved since 2003, making a huge difference for so many families! The organization is well put together and runs successful projects, this can be seen in Constru Casa building 1000 homes by the year 2017.
My experience in the financial sector and my past work for Constru Casa are very useful in fulfilling my role as treasurer.