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Stichting Elim Fund


The Elim Foundation was founded on December 3, 1993 with the aim of: Building and maintaining facilities for the Elim Children's Home and all related projects that benefit the children. The idea for this arose when Cees Rijke came into contact with large groups of street children in Indonesia during his work as a tour guide. Cees has adopted several children and, among others, gave Isaac a name: Isaac Rijke Sayuna. When Isaac grew up, he wanted to help other children who, like him, no longer had a home or family to care for them. Cees' meeting with Rianne Noordzij resulted in the concrete plan for the establishment of the Elim Foundation. Isaac Rijke Sayuna is married to Nonoi. Together they have four children and Isaac and Nonoi manage the activities on site. Target group and the request for help Elim mainly focuses on children who have to miss their parents at a very young age. There are also stray children whose parents cannot care for them. The children in the Elim children's home often do not know when they were born. Most children have had traumatic experiences. Unfortunately, the children are already around ten years old when it turns out that things are going very badly for them. In this remote corner of Indonesia there are no local authorities that provide care, so the population has to rely mainly on private initiative, which is what Elim focuses on. ​ That is why care and attention for housing, education, nutrition, clothing and medical care for those children is still desperately needed. Isaac and Nonoi and the employees of the Elim Foundation want to break the negative spiral and give children the chance for a better life.
Stichting Elim Fund

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