Welcome to The Life Traveller Foundation!
The Life Traveller Foundation was founded by Manon Hanssen-Meyering and Michel Meyering. The foundation aims to improve the quality of life of those in need through small, person-oriented aid.
Our motto: ‘Small aid, great impact’. While money is an essential part of the proces, our involvement plays as well an important role in the completion of a charity project. It gives us the opportunity to understand someone’s situation even better. Therefor a solution can be offered which often has a positive effect in the long term.
Besides a number of school projects, we focus on personal or family-related charity. This provides transparency; because of our personal approach we can show the donator where the money is used for.
Our goal? We feel responsible to leave the world better than we found it. And anyone who asks for legitimate help, we will offer a helping hand.
The charity projects we provide in Kenya range from the reimbursement of school fees for a child, providing clothing and toys through fundraising, providing microcredits, the start and construction of a shop, payment of hospital visits or a doctor’s bill to empowerment sessions.
Who is eligible?
We are mostly active in the Netherlands and Kenya, but we are open to other places on earth. The world is one, there are no borders, and because of that our aid needs to be unlimited as well.
Become a donor
You can choose to support us with a fixed donation on a monthly or yearly basis.
You will be personally informed about the spending. It is also possible to support a specific project.
In addition to ongoing actions, we are fundraising for the following projects.
Breakfastservice at Kenyan schools.
Support for a young single mother and her disabled daughter.
Donations for a children’s orphanage.
School money for Kenyan children.
How it all started
For years, my husband, Michel, and I talked about starting a foundation. All the incoming money would be ‘give away money’ that with help, attention and inspiration would be brought to its destination. It was our desire to provide personal aid and support those in need.
When we moved to Kenya in August 2014 to complete the adoption process of our son, Micah, one of our goals was to learn more about the Kenyan culture and fully live this amazing life experience. We wanted to get to know the country where we were born as a family and not just be Western observers on the sidelines. It was our son who finally helped us starting the foundation.
Our initial charity projects were much bigger than we previously imagined. Hundreds of children were given their own school uniform, thanks to donations of people from the Netherlands. Making them no longer the outcast in the classroom.
Soon followed the delivery of quality mattresses and the construction of a school campus. This allows students from graduating classes, who do not have electricity at home, to stay at school during important exams.
Meanwhile porridge project was launched, that offers breakfast on a daily base to hundreds of children. The ilness rate has dropped significantly and there is less complaining about stomach pain.
Ever since we have completed dozens of charity projects. No longer just with the help of friends and family; today we have a professional donor file.
Nowadays we live in The Netherlands, but our support continues. We work with professional team of aid workers in Kenya to be sure help is offered and donations have transformed into positive change.
For more information send an email to email@example.com. For donations: NL11ABNA0528987631 t.n.v. The Life Traveller, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.