Katleen & Stijn

Katleen & Stijn

A long time ago we fell in love with Africa. We have always dreamed off effectively contributing to a more social and just Africa. This desire has recently intensified. We feel we hold the tools and intentions necessary to make a positively, lasting impact. Our working method can be characterized as energetic, social and coaching. Together we draw upon strong engineering and administrative skills and ample knowledge and experience in the catering industry. As a couple we complement each other and past experience has shown us that we work together in a very goal oriented manner. We welcome the fact that the Kamutamba project is embedded within a larger social setting, as we believe this makes it stronger and more interesting.


  • Born (1983) and raised in Melsbroek (Belgium)
  • Obtained a Professional Bachelor Social Work, specializing in social-cultural work, in 2006 in Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2010-2012 Responsible for Catering in the cultural centre ‘STUK’ in Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2012-2014 working for the Dutch NGO ‘Give the Children of Mpongwe a Future’ (GCMF) in Mpongwe, Zambia as:
    • Financial Manager
    • Orphan Project manager
    • Supporting the female group
    • Giving hands-on support to the local Zambian Guesthouse Manager
    • Setting up, supporting and coordinating the various ongoing projects within this organisation


  • Born (1978) and raised in Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2005-2014 Manager/shareholder of Café AperO in Leuven (Belgium)
  • 2009-2012 Independent woodworker within Jipor Bvba in Aarschot (Belgium)
  • 2012-2014 Project Manager for the Dutch NGO ‘Give the Children of Mpongwe a Future’ (GCMF) in        Mpongwe, Zambia.
  • Within this project Stijn was responsible for:
    • building a Technical Vocational School 
    • setting up and managing the IBALA agricultural project
    • supporting the youth project by helping them set up a chicken farm

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