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Discovered Foundation

Why a foundation?
Discovered Foundation is set up to realize the social aspects of Discovered – reducing poverty and encouraging self-reliance for people at the base of the pyramid with a special focus on women.

What will the foundation be doing?
Discovered Foundation aims to encourage entrepreneurship in developing countries and help create direct access to worldwide (consumer-) markets for these entrepreneurs.

This because we feel that entrepreneurship and doing business is the most sustainable way to reach a higher income. Enabling these entrepreneurs to escape poverty, take control of their lives and pride in themselves.

Within this broad theme Discovered Foundation will focus especially, but not exclusively, on female entrepreneurs so that they can be role models to a new generation of young women and girls shaping their future.

We are starting up our activities in 2015 and will keep you informed on projects & results as they are being realized. For more details, please do contact us to receive our Plan of Action for 2015 – 2017. When we’ve closed our first fiscal year, we will also publish our financial results on this site.

Who’s involved
Chairman: Gijsbert van der Sleen
Gijsbert is the founder of Discovered – the first global marketplace where you buy handmade goods directly from artisans in upcoming countries. He has been working within the internet / online field for 15 years now and has ample experience in organizing networks.

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Secretary: Luan Nio
Luan has a background in consultancy and change management, optimization of company processes and innovation projects. She worked as a Fellow within Kiva’s Global Fellowship Program van Kiva through which she gained experience in coaching & training entrepreneurs at the base of the pyramid.

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Treasurer: Jacquelien Bunt
Jacquelien is a social entrepreneur with additional experience in mobile telecoms and the not-for-profit sector. She has lived and worked in Asia for 10 years during which she build up her expertise in selecting, managing & evaluating partners within her different professional work areas.

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Our board members do not receive any compensation for their involvement.

Contact details:
Stichting Discovered Foundation is a Stichting under Dutch Law. Date of incorporation: March 3, 2015 RSIN: 854960697 Address: Pannekoekstraat 98, 3011 LL Rotterdam, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)10 2887970
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