Ana fulfilled the role of coordinator for foodKIND from April-October 2019. This being her 10th humanitarian project, after experiences in Ethiopia, Honduras, France and more, she knew exactly how to increase efficiency! Having worked with foodKIND as a volunteer before, she already knew the local, NGO and refugee community. As such, Ana has sourced new produce suppliers within the refugee community, not only reducing the cost per meal and stretching our food budget but also supporting the refugee’s efforts to become self-sufficient.
When the foodKIND vehicle had a large breakdown, she could not only coordinate with the other NGOs that her volunteers could still be transported to the camps, she also communicated clearly what was needed to fix it, ensuring donor support for their new vehicle.
Simultaneously, she managed to make the necessary increase in food output for both Malakasa and Oinofyta camp where foodKIND works. Having more and more new arrivals from the islands, the camps were housing several hundred unregistered refugees without food support. In September, Ana managed to prepare and distribute >10,000 meals, impressive!!
Since 2016, HAN has provided more than 80 tons emergency supplies like blankets, food and medicine, mostly donated by our partners and supported more than ten Heroes in Thessaloniki, Samos, Patras, Calais and Bosnia amongst others. HAN spends 100% of funds on its goals and are matched 50-100 fold in value (8 mio Euro’s) by donations in kind and contributions by other NGO’s.