The first year the Huisman Foundation was able to donate its usufruct was 2009. From that year on the Huisman Foundation has supported (together with other foundations) a number of initiatives from other foundations. In 2013, the following projects (click on figure to the right to enlarge) supported with a financial gift.

The projects that are supported by the Huisman Foundation are on the field of:

  • water and sanitation
  • healthcare
  • sustainable energy
  • support of entrepreneurial activities
  • education
  • other fields

Water and sanitation

The availability of good (drinking) water and sanitation is the basis for improved welfare in many areas: health (disease prevention / diarrhea), food (agriculture and livestock watering), daily housekeeping (washing, cooking, etc.). Projects in water supply are therefore suitable to contribute to an integral improved welfare in an area.

The projects in the field of 'water and sanitation' are:

  1. The set up of a manual drilling sector and supply chain in Tigray, Ethiopia. Read more.
  2. Restoring the water supply system functionality in Tigray, Ethiopia. Read more.
  3. The introduction of the Siphon filter for households in four African countries (i.c. Zambia). Read more.
  4. The improvement of sanitation, health and hygiene in Njombé and Ludewa, Tanzania. Read more.



In terms of health and welfare in Africa has much to gain. Malaria and AIDS have a devastating effect, people die, families are torn apart and an economically productive generation falls away. Through an appropriate treatment this misery can be prevented. Without a minimum level of health / welfare, a region can not develop sustainably.


The projects in the field of 'healthcare' are:

  1. Healthcare project, Ethiopia. Read more
  2. Advocacy project Community Based Rehabilitation of people with disabilities, Nigeria. Read more. 

Sustainable energy

In many developing countries, only a (small) part of the population has access to electricity. The power grid is also unreliable because of the many failures. This particularly slows down economic development. Given the vastness of many countries massive grid extension is not an option. Renewable energy, particularly solar, is a solution.

The projects in the field of 'sustainable energy' are:

  1. Jatropha outreach project in Macha, Zambia. Read more
  2. Usage of solar energy for low-energy internet cafe in Chitokoloki in rural Zambia. Read more.

Support of entrepreneurial activities

Poverty can ultimately only be tackled through stable economic development; by developing business and entrepreneurship. Microcredits and the deployment of new technologies (e.g. mobile communications, broadband wireless technology) can contribute to sustainable poverty reduction. The embedding of the development (aid) in the market economy gives the best chance of continuity and self-reliance.

The investments/projects in the field of 'support of entrepreneurial activities' are: 

  1. construction of a feed factory in Shire, Ethiopia. Read more. 
  2. construction of a milk factory in Shire, Ethiopia. Read more. 



Good education is the basis of many, if not all. Good education gives people more perspective in life and on the labor market. The projects in the field of education the Huisman Foundation supports are:

  1. Translation of educational programs to the local mother tongue of four tribes (including training of  teachers) in the Benishangul Gumuz region of Ethiopia to 15.000 children annually. Read more.
  2. The purchase of an own school by Little Rock, located in the Kibera slums, Nairobi, Kenya. Read more.

Other fields

Occasionally, the Huisman Foundation can also support more general projects.


The projects within 'other fields' are:

  1. supporting mutual activities South African churches, Redelinghuys, South Africa. Read more.
  2. Computers serving a partnership between Dutch and South African churches, Redelinghuys, South Africa. Read more.