India, country of extremes

The Planet Hope Netherlands foundation is an initiative of Karen Duys en Paul van Wijngaarden. After many travels, backpacking around the world, they came in contact with India in 1997. Since then this fascinating country of extremes has a place in their hearts and they return there every year.

Making a difference

Struck by the harrowing poverty in which many – especially casteless – children and their families live, Karen and Paul decided to make a difference for some of them. Initially by supporting projects of Indian development organizations that they had become acquainted with over the years. To give the aid a more sustainable character, they founded the Planet Hope Netherlands foundation in 2009.