In the last months I have not written any blogs, and neither posted any photos. Not because nothing has happened, neither have I lost my passion for photography. There were so many changes in my life I can hardly keep it up myself. And within all these rapids I find it very difficult to share. … More Chasing after the wind
The resilience of the people in South Sudan has made a big impression on us. When you have to leave your village, your house is burnt to the ground, all your cattle is raided, your father is shot, your child died of hunger and you have to find refuge in the swamps where there are … More Beautiful people
We take so many things for granted in our life. And most of the things you won’t even realise that you need it, until you are out of it. When your well runs dry. When your source is empty. I am working in the WASH sector for a few years now. And I know all … More You won’t miss your water until your well runs dry
Walking through unknown streets and small alleys. The noise of the busy road is replaced by laughing children running around the corner. A woman is hanging the laundry on her balcony. The smells of falafel, oven baked flatbreads and chopped cilantro come to you. A man is proudly showing his freshly baked fish. The streets … More Life in the streets of Egypt
For those who want to read quick and efficient; please go directly to the last paragraph. For the others, enjoy the reading towards the last paragraph. Vulnerable households are those who had to flee their own village because of fighting. They walked for days with a few items they could carry and had to find … More Where to go? There, where there is most need?
Rest and Relaxation (R&R) is often a topic for conversation amongst aid workers. It is a bit like how we are talking about the weather in the Netherlands. If you meet someone, the way to start a conversation is making a comment about the weather. This is how you come closer to each other. Whether … More About Rain and Relaxation, and being lucky I am not made out of ice-cubes
I am walking with my bag and camping gear through the heat of the sun towards the landing strip. Actually I should have caught my flight yesterday but the trip was cancelled one evening in advance. It was decided that the Juba airport needed maintenance and will therefore be closed. These unexpected things can only … More Three samosa’s, a boiled egg and ginger tea
Three weeks roadtripping in South Africa and Lesotho. Although it is already some time ago we have really amazing memories of our time there. Maybe also because it was our first holiday after we started our work in South Sudan, also called our first rotation. They say that your first rotation is always hard. You … More Roadtripping in South Africa
So mother, so child If you are always on the run? How would you feel? Afraid? Alone? Scared? If you lost another harvest? How would you feel? Frustrated? Angry? Sad? If you can’t afford to buy food? How would you feel? Stupid? Insignificant? Screwed? If you can’t feed your child? How would you feel? Ashamed? … More So mother, so child. How would you feel?
We came across this fascinating wildlife during two amazing days in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.