Since its foundation in 1982 as a public utility foundation, the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation has been functioning thanks to the commitment of volunteers. The governing bodies and working groups ensure effective operation and monitoring of activities. In Benin they take care of the planning and follow-up of the projects. In Belgium they focus on raising awareness and fundraising.
With the involvement and support of many in Belgium and in Benin, the Hubi & Vinciane Foundation is working in a sustainable way to realize the dream of the young couple Hubi (Hubert) Adriaens and Vinciane Van Assche: “A better world for everyone”. The projects for the disadvantaged population in the Parakou region (the heart of Benin) contribute to this.
The Foundation remains faithful to the disinterested commitment of Hubi and Vinciane by working exclusively with volunteers. As a result, 96% of its budget can be invested directly in Benin and the overhead costs are considerably limited.
The Hubi & Vinciane Foundation strives for an integral approach to development. It therefore supports the regional development of the Parakou-N’dali region by tackling the problem of malnutrition through health, education and entrepreneurship projects with a focus on agriculture and food supply. These are the 3 main pillars of the Foundation’s development work.
The focus is on the commitment of all parties involved in a true partnership. The Foundation ensures that the people it supports ‘learn to do’ and ‘learn by doing’. In this way she realizes a dream, together with the Benin people’.
The projects of the Foundation have a tangible impact:
- more than half a million inhabitants in the Parakou region get access to health care
- the education projects reach more than 5,000 pupils in primary schools and colleges
- the use of better farming methods improves the income of around 500 families in fifteen villages as well as the nutrition through the upcoming implementation of the Lappies system