(Marion and Herman, formerly from the Netherlands but now
permanent living in Mambo)
were getting older but still in the mood to do something.
Also, if possible, we would like to leave the world a bit
better than we found it. We travelled through many
continents, worked with some development agencies and saw
very many development projects. We were unhappy with all the
money that went to expensive overhead and offices, 4x4 cars
and often with very poor or even contra productive results.
What to do? You can resign and live an easy life in western
luxury, but we are not people like that. Moreover we have no
children and also not many valuable properties that, for
many people seem to enrich their lives, but for us only felt
as ties and blocking our freedom.
And thus it happened that we found ourselves on a fact
finding mission trough Kenya and Tanzania, looking for a
nice place to build or to take over a lodge. This should
become a stable and safe green base from where we could do
projects in the area to improve people’s quality of life or
organise conferences for people and aid workers in the
conflict areas around.