Organisation and location:

Stichting Mount Meru, located in Veghel, Chamber of Commerce 63337657
Mount Meru Foundation
Dorshout 9
5462 GL Veghel
Tel. 0630388322 ( Anna Lied Poelstra-Sanders)
RABO NL12RABO0304084557
ANBI/Tax number: 855192835


Margriet van der Weel-Roem (chairman) till august 2022
Lucie Driessen (chairman) from augustus 2022
Anna Lied Poelstra-Sanders (treasurer)
Saja Erens (secretary)
Lucie Driessen( member) till augustus 2022


The Mount Meru Foundation wants to contribute to improving mother and child care in Africa. The Foundation wants to share its professional knowledge and experience in obstetrics and ultrasound with colleagues in Tanzania.

The Foundation wants to use the funds received to train ultrasound technicians and purchase ultrasound equipment that will be made available to colleagues in Tanzania.

The board members do not receive any compensation.

Support the past year:

The Mount Meru Foundation received financial support from various private individuals in 2022. The board members have not declared any expenses for their activities and have not received any compensation.


The Foundation receives donations every year from a number of loyal donors.
Our website manager donated the costs for the website.

Fund Margriet:
We have placed the many donations made in memory of Margriet for the Mount Meru Foundation under the name Fonds Margriet. This is so that the amount can be used for a suitable purpose in due course.


In 2017, the Foundation received an interest-free loan of 5,000 euros from a donor. 1,000 euros of the loan is donated annually.


The packaging campaign also raised a nice amount of €2001.60 in 2022.

Bank accounts:

The Foundation has both a current and a savings account.

Financial reporting income 2022:

Donations (regular donors/ /spontaneous donations etc.) 15477,24
Donations for the Margriet Fund 3429,02
Packaging 2001,60
Interest -
Total 20907,86 

Financial reporting expenses 2022:

Costs                     €
Training costs “Further training of our graduated sonographer” 1659,90
Bank charges 146,37
Other small material/printing/PR 48,60
Ultrasound equipment and accessories 12701,09
Total  14507,36

Training costs “Further training sonographer”:

Due to the corona pandemic and the revision of the ultrasound training, the training was closed in 2022 and no candidate could start the training in 2022 at the academic hospital KCMC in Moshi.
The Foundation has found Regina Namumba, a very experienced ultrasound technician with whom the Foundation worked fruitfully at the Mount Meru hospital in Arusha, willing to provide intensive hands-on training to 3 ultrasound technicians selected by us. Regina now works in Tabora at the Mamola hospital 800 km away from Arusha.
Travel, accommodation and training costs were paid by the Foundation.

Bank charges:

Monthly fees must be paid to the bank.

Costs of ultrasound equipment and accessories:.

In 2022, 2 ultrasound machines with accompanying tablets, power banks and backpacks were purchased.

At the end of 2022, 2 more ultrasound machines were ordered that will be paid for in early 2023.



In conclusion, it can be stated that the Foundation will have a positive balance of €6,400.50 in 2022. The balance of the checking and savings account on 01-01-2022 was € 24097.31. In 2022 there were a number of donors and funds were received through some sponsorship campaigns and other donations.
The balance on the checking and savings accounts (€00.01) on 12/31/2022 was €30,449.02.