The founders of SAM foundation are Anne van Campenhout and Floor Koomen. They both regularly work in Africa. In collaboration with African filmmakers, they made successful documentaries, including Dusty Bin Dreams and Chickens for Kimaru. They have supported “Sammies” since 2014 and in 2018 they set up an official foundation. They are assisted by a number of regular volunteers: Gerda is a psychologist, Coby is a coach and trainer, André is a financial expert, Gert has experience in international development aid and Odilia brings in knowledge and experience through her East African background.
Floor (1963) is a documentary film maker, writer, teacher, editor-in-chief and Africa expert. He spent part of his childhood in Africa and has been there countless times since. He wrote a book about his travels: Soms In Afrika (In Africa Sometimes).
Anne van Campenhout
Anne (1989) is also a documentary filmmaker and coach. She makes films and trains media students in various African countries. She also organizes discussion groups for women who find sex complicated.
Eriss was the first mother in our program to start her own business. She founded the Big 5 Centre, through which she aims to share her succes with her community. She helps us with starting up new projects.
Musa is a journalist and cameraman in Nairobi, Kenya. As a volunteer, he helps us to find temporary housing and medical care for the mothers. His deep knowledge of Kenyan society has proved to be a great asset to us.
SAM Foundation and e-Progress
SAM falls under the Stichting e-Progress, which has ANBI status (this means that the foundation is officially recognized by the Dutch government and donations are tax-deductible). e-Progress helps realize projects of others, including several programs for vulnerable people in East Africa.