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Princess Esmeralda of Belgium, Honorary President of Care Belgium

In my profession as a journalist and author, I have never forgotten the causes that are close to my heart: the protection of nature, the fight against global warming, the rights of women and indigenous peoples. While researching for my next book, I had the chance to meet an extraordinary woman.

In South Kivu, Neema Namadamu is fighting for gender equality, justice and dignity in a region where patriarchy is fundamentally embedded in the culture and traditions. To me, she is a true heroine who defies all obstacles and difficulties.

Care's actions around the world support the same ideals. That is why I am particularly happy to be the Honorary President of Care Belgium.

Testimonials from our sponsors

Floris & Nynke van der Ven - VANDERVEN

Vanderven Oriental Art came into contact with Care four years ago. We have been truly impressed by the drive with which so many worthwhile projects are realized. The dedicated personal involvement of the board, as well as the organization's focus on each individual project is impressive. Therefore we really see that all contributions to Care make a true difference!

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Moise-Mann - Holemans House  

CARE Belgium helps many refugees around the world. I experienced the sad reality of being a refugee when in 1974 my family and I left Lebanon in the midst of a civil war and were lucky enough to be welcomed in Belgium. This personal experience reinforces my commitment to support CARE Belgium in its work with refugees. CARE Belgium also supports a program to create and equip a therapeutic center for disabled children in Romania. I have three children, including a daughter with a disability. How could I not, therefore, be sensitive to this action of CARE? In order to show my personal commitment to support the Aisbl, this is the 5th year that I offer a lot for the auction that takes place on the occasion of the CARE Belgium gala. My donation is the small stone that I bring to the construction of this building. 

José Bardiau - Crossword

Nowadays, globalization has widened the gap between the very rich and the very poor and I consider it indecent to be insensitive to this situation. CARE Belgium comes to the aid of the most destitute and particularly to women and children. This is the meaning of my approach and of my contribution to the success of the raffle of the gala dinner.

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