"Good Hope"
Health Unit Uganda


About us

Good Hope Foundation has the following Board Members, who work on a voluntary basis:

Mieke Steen - Founder and Chairperson

Mrs. Mieke Steen lives in Ommen, The Netherlands and is married to Rien Steen. She is a nurse by profession. Together they have two daughters; Ellen and Liza, Ellen lives in Uganda. Through visits to her daughter, Mieke got in touch with the local communities, where she was so much touched by the poverty and the long distances that people traveled to the nearest health unit: mostly on foot, or if one is lucky on a motor cycle. That is why she decided to dedicate her time and effort towards fundraising for the health unit Good Hope.

Mother Theresa once said:
“One cannot do great things, but only small things with great love”

Rob Meulenkamp – Secretary

Rob Meulenkamp lives in Ommen and works as an ambulance nurse. Several times, through my work, I collected some medical supplies, which Mieke would take or send to Uganda. When asked whether I would be willing to become more involved in this foundation, I did not hesitate. The best part of this foundation is that one knows that all the funds that are collected, reach their right destination. Good Hope is well known and it is great to see that many people are sympathetic towards the foundation. I hope to be able to provide my contribution.

Rijk Stobbelaar – Treasurer

Rijk Stobbelaar lives in Ommen and works for Smit & Legebeke Bailiffs, which he partly owns. I am involved in the foundation, because its goals attract me. All funds collected are solely used for the foundation. It is good to participate in and contribute to a charity and to see that many people and companies are sympathetic towards ”Good Hope”. Obviously, donations are still necessary and I hope to be able to contribute to the foundation. It is important not to forget your neighbour, even in Uganda.

Board Member for the Foundation: Berna Poelarends

Berna born and raised in Ommen, is hairdresser at Berna’s Hairfasion tells: Good Hope appeals to me, because it is small-scale and reliable development support, all funds reach the beneficiaries directly. After holding different (Board) positions in various associations, it is a nice challenge for me to be part of this Foundation – so that we can jointly make a healthy future for Good Hope.