Working to give every child in Malawi a chance.
The Children's Fund of Malawi (CFM) was founded in 1992 at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre by Hamid and Margriet Sacranie, paediatric specialist Dr. Ankie Borgstein and Professor Robin Broadhead.
A year later, CFM became a Registered Charitable Trust. Through a Board of Trustees the Children’s Fund seeks to broadly provide for the welfare of Malawian children through specific projects adopted and administered by the Trustees of the Fund.
All CFM committee and board members are volunteers and receive no re-numeration for their work.
Children's Fund of Malawi (Blantyre)
Responsibilities: Project Management, Operations
Margriet Sacranie-Simons: Chairwoman, member of the board
One of our founders and current director in Malawi, Margriet has lived in the Warm Heart of Africa for more than 50 years and has dedicated her life to helping those in need.
Wim Akster: Financial advisor, member of the board
Children's Fund of Malawi (Netherlands)
Responsibilities: Fundraising, Financial Support
Maarten Schönfeld: Chairman, member of the board
Maarten is a former Junior Programme Officer at the UNDP, former Chief Financial Officer at STORK N.V. and Royal Durch Shell. Currently, he is Supervisory Board Member at various multinational companies including Arcadis
Anneke Stutterheim: Secretary, member of the board
Anneke is a former stewardess at KLM who has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to the Children's Fund.
Sophie Hofdijk: Treasurer, member of the board
Sophie is a former internal auditor at Ahold. Currently she is the business controller for operations at Gall&Gall.
Nick Schonfeld: M & C, fundraising, member of the board
Nick is a former advertising creative who now works as a writer and journalist.
Jan Petit: Member of the board
Former surgeon at the Kennemer Gasthuis Hospital in Haarlem, The Netherlands, and chairman of the Malawi.kom Foundation.
CHILDREN'S FUND OF MALAWI (NETHERLANDS) Action plan
(Dutch language only)
CHILDREN'S FUND OF MALAWI (NETHERLANDS) Annual report
(Dutch language only)
All photography provided by Julia Gunther