Mai Nha’s activities in Vietnam are funded and supported by four legal entities, established in Vietnam, France, the Netherlands and the United States. Marc Witlox, Mai Nha’s co-founder and President of Mai Nha France and Mai Nha Vietnam, coordinates and oversees all operations. Mai Nha Netherlands stepped in as early as 2010, playing a key role in the funding of the Mai Nha Family homes, and continues to fund a significant part of their annual operating costs. In France, Mai Nha raises funds and develops partnerships, mostly with foundations and companies, and is supported by an Advisory Board whose members are experienced professionals working with children (child psychologists, pediatricians…) and NGOs operating in the area of childhood and education. In Vietnam, Mai Nha is supported by well-known Vietnamese NGOs and experts. May Nha USA raises funds in the United States.
A story of friendship
They met at the University of Rotterdam, 40 years ago. In 2010, when Marc told them about project that he intended to launch in Vietnam with, Bart, John, Pieter then Robert immediately made the decision to support him. They founded Mai Nha Netherlands, mobilized their friends and family and raised the funds required to start the construction of the facilities. In 10 years, thanks to their relentless support, Mai Nha Netherlands has raised over 800 000 $, mostly with individuals.
The local team
Han is the administrative manager with increasing responsibilities with the children getting older. A cook, two cleaning professionals, and a security staff are also part of the local team.