With successful projects realized, Vice-President Emilie knows exactly what Kisangani needs and is determined to contribute to the development of her motherland. From preparation to implementation, she is an expert in the field of local projects.
“I might as well be that girl who sold hot cakes on the street corner in the morning. I am simply lucky to have been born in a prosperous country, such as Belgium, where children’s rights are a priority. A few years ago I was about to adopt a baby from the orphanage of Soeur Albertine. I’d never been so excited in my entire life. I was going to be a mom! I started the administrative procedure to make everything legal. During this period, the child fell ill and died shortly afterwards from a simple childhood disease that could be treated effortlessly in Belgium. After this difficult period, I thought for a long time about how I could help not one but more of these vulnerable children.”