The WakaWaka Foundation

The WakaWaka Foundation is an internationally operating non-profit based in the Netherlands. The WakaWaka Foundation raises funds to provide solar products to families in humanitarian crises and improve access to safe and sustainable solar in rural communities. We work year round to make sure WakaWakas reach families caught in crisis or without access to electricity. In the last few years we have campaigned for refugees in Syria, Ebola health workers in West Africa, typhoon survivors in the Phillipines and Earthquake relief in Nepal.


WakaWaka is ANBI-registered. In the Netherlands, Donations to the WakaWaka Foundation are deductable.
Registration number Chamber of Commerce (KvK) / RSIN Code: 851572510
The WakaWaka Foundation has a separate executive board and supervisory board. All board positions are unpaid.
Chairman / Board member: Maurits Groen. Maurits is a serial sustainable entrepeneur. He is also co-founder of the social Enterprise WakaWaka. In 2015 he was awarded the title ‘Most sustainable person of the Year’ by Newspaper Trouw.



Wouter Scheepens (Chairman of the Supervisory Board). Wouter is the Executive Director of Steward Red Queen, a leading sustainability consultancy. Perviously he was senior vice president of Brand & Reputation Management of ABN AMRO.

Dianda Veldman is executive director of the Patientenfederatie NCPF, the national Dutch patient advocacy organization. Previously she held the position of executive director or Rutgers WPF, an international NGO and knowledge center on developing countries and sexuality.

Froukje Jansen is a tv-host, writer and actress. She is also a board member of the Natuurcollege.

Alexander Kohnstamm is the director of external affairs at PharmAccess, an NGO focussing on providing sustainable access to medicine in developing countries. Previously he was the chairman of Partos, the Dutch council of international development NGO’s.

Patrick van Gerwen is “financial surgeon”, specializing in treasury, asset management and financial consultancy.


Wilhelminastraat 18
2011 VM Haarlem
The Netherlands

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