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About Us

Joeboentoe

We are a non-profit foundation from the Netherlands (ANBI certified) and we operate solely in Uganda. We have two goals and they are pretty simple.

First of all we are changing the volunteer business by hosting our volunteers for free and this gives us the opportunity to select volunteers that can make a big difference. 

Then secondly, we are helping Uganda develop by starting sustainable social projects. We start our own small-scale projects but we welcome anyone with a good idea to contact us so we can make this dream a reality!

Remove Plastics

We started a plastic recycling project in Masaka that has upcycled almost 400 tonnes of plastic!

We Promote Organic

Our Aquaponics Agro Project educates people about the importance of organic farming.

Improving Lives

By creating jobs we give people the means to educate their children and buy healthy food.

All About Us!

Life is all about working together.. We support good ideas and share our time and knowledge for free!

Ubuntu means "together we are one."

Do You Want To Help?

Give a Donation

Hosting volunteers for free is great! If you like this approach, can you support us with a small (or big!) donation?

Volunteer

Do you have a skill that you want to share with local people in Uganda? Send us a mail and we will try to make it happen!

Start a Project

Joeboentoe (ubuntu) basically means working together. If you have a great idea to improve the life of people in Uganda; contact us.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
Paulo Coelho
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”
Audrey Hepburn

Joeboentoe Board

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Esther Roskam-Cup

Secretary
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Thijs Brehmer

Founder
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Merijn Rutgers

Treasurer

All About The Money

We are proud to show you our books! Okay, to be honest it is mandatory if you want to be an ANBI certified foundation in the Netherlands. But even if we did not have to, we would show it to everyone who wants to see. Our board members work for free and our founder (who works full-time for Joeboentoe in Uganda) gets € 200,- a month for his expenses. That’s it! We don’t work for money, we work to get the feeling that we have made a positive change in our world.

For the numberphiles; here are the financial records of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. After reviewing them we think you understand why we can use your donation, even a euro, dollar or pound can help us do what we do!