Mission

Together we make children’s lives more promising by supporting small-scale projects in developing countries.

Realised projects

01.

Educational institution Leoncio Prado, Karina, Chucuito, Puno, Peru

We provided school furniture and computers.

02.

Educational institution Capi Cruz Grande, Uros Chulluni, Puno, Peru

The school was rebuilt with our support after it was destroyed by fire, and we provided furniture and a motorboat to take the children – who live on reed islands that the people built themselves on Lake Titikaka – to school and bring them back safely every day.

03.

Educational institution Capi Cruz Grande, Uros Tribuna, Puno, Peru

We provided a motorboat to take the children – who live on reed islands that the people built themselves on Lake Titikaka – to school and bring them back safely every day.

04.

Professional training for former child soldiers, Monrovia, Liberia

Despite the efforts of many, hardly any progress could be made, due to the severe drug addiction of the former child soldiers. Therefore, we decided with pain in our hearts to stop supporting this project financially.

05.

Educational institution of Suana, Suana Island, Peru

We provided this school with furniture, computers, and musical instruments.

06.

Educational institution of Anapia, Anapia Island, Peru

We provided this school with a motorboat for safe school transport.

07.

Healthcare institution ‘House of Peace’, Juli, Peru

We provided this health care institution with the necessary equipment and materials to improve the quality of life and social integration of disabled people.

08.

Educational institution of Conima, Conima, Moho, Puno, Peru

We provided this school with furniture and computers.

09.

Children from Dhading, Nepal

We made possible that 12 children, from families with no financial means, go to school for three years (2020 – 2022).

10.

St. Francis Training Institute, Mbarara, Uganda

We provided this school, a training institute for young tailors and counsellors, with 30 new laptops.

11.

St. Francis Training Institute, Mbarara, Uganda

We provided this school, a training institute for young tailors and counsellors, with sewing machines and tailoring tools.

12.

Young girl, Lira, Uganda

Through our work in Uganda we came into contact with a young girl who needed urgent medical attention. The treatment has now been successfully completed.

13.

Educational institution of Kamsontenga, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Together with AGAD, Lenie Hoegen Dijkhof, her husband Yessa Diarra and our donors, we realized the first three classrooms plus general facilities of a new school in the Kamsontenga district.

14 & 19.

Multipurpose Hall, Varanasi, India

Father Abhi (DARE) runs a shelter for girls, who were found homeless and without family in the train stations of Varanasi. The goal is to reunite the children with the parents as soon as possible. The previous shelter was too small. Partly thanks to the support of the Wilde Ganzen Foundation (a Dutch NGO) and a private donor, we have built, furnished, and fully equipped a multipurpose hall. On March 3, 2023, the new building was officially opened

15.

Burlobo Rock View Primary School, Lira, Uganda

With great regret – after a breach of trust – we had to decide to cancel this project. Both donors have received their full donation back.

18.

St Johns School For The Deaf, Serrekunda, Gambia

Initiated by Wil and Annemarie Koch (two Dutch benefactors), we helped to deliver two passenger vans for daily school transport, so that the deaf students, who were stuck at home, can go to school again.

21.

Water supply, Kondin’s school, Burkina Faso

We have realized a water supply at the school in Kondin, Burkina Faso. The local community and especially the children are very happy with the water supply. Big thanks to the donor and Lenie Hoegen Dijkhof – who, together with her husband Yessa – has once again brought a great project to a successful conclusion.

Projects in progress

16.

Literacy Centre, Varanasi, India

DARE, led by Father Abhi, runs a literacy center at all five Varanasi train stations, where 20 to 25 children learn to read and write/functional literacy. In addition, food is provided to ensure their nutritional requirements. Eligible and interested children continue their studies in the local formal schools. Through financial support, we are enabling the literacy class at Banaras station for two years (April 2022 – March 2024).

17.

Le Tisserin, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

At the request of Association Le Tisserin we will contribute to the education of 22 displaced children during the school year 2022-2023. The children, in most cases together with their families, have fled areas of violence in the north of Burkina Faso, and are now settling permanently in the safer south.

20.

OCADES, Koupela, Burkina Faso

Sister Felicité Sandwidi (OCADES) teaches sewing to girls in a hangar. Thanks to two donors, we are going to build a classroom and deliver 20 new sewing machines. In this way we can double the teaching capacity. Implementation of the project will start in Q3 2023, with the new classroom and sewing machines expected to be operational before the end of the year.

22.

St Johns School For The Deaf, Serrekunda, Gambia

Initiated by Wil and Annemarie Koch (two Dutch benefactors), we will provide the school with a maintenance/repair budget for the vans (see project 18). We will also support metal and wood education and contribute to optimizing the energy supply via solar panels.

About us

The unpaid board consists of Maarten Verhoeven (chair), Wouter Verhoeven (secretary) and Rianne Vermeulen (treasurer).
Thanks to our contributors we are able to do this great job.
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Maarten Verhoeven

Chair
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Wouter Verhoeven

Secretary
rianne-vermeulen

Rianne Vermeulen

Treasurer

Contact

Stichting Little Smile Foundation

De Biezen 1
1394 LR Nederhorst den Berg
The Netherlands

Any questions?

Please send an email to Wouter Verhoeven:

wouter@littlesmile.foundation

Stichting Little Smile Foundation was founded on 27 June 2018.
For the Articles of Association, click here, for the policy plan click here.

The CoC number is: 71994335.
Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI), RSIN/fiscal code: 8589 33 421.
Triodos Bank IBAN number: NL 48 TRIO 0379 3156 37. Triodos Bank BIC number: TRIONL2U.

Click here for the Annual Report 2022.
Click here for the Standard form publication obligation ANBI General.