River of Hope - Doron, Claudia - Switzerland - UN SDG 1: No Poverty
“When a dream comes true” - I founded together with my husband and father the small non- profit association “River of Hope” registered in Switzerland. We kicked-off the project in Congo in 2010 without a cent and 2 suitcases filled with 46kg of football material. In December 2012, we purchased in Selo, Kasangulu, Bas Congo, in the outskirts of Kinshasa, 4ha land. In Spring 2013 we could straight away start the construction of the center" Talal Mosika " thanks to all the sponsors and foundations. It is hard to believe that in fall 2015, just after 2 1⁄2 years we inaugurated our 7th building & 2 converted containers. Of course we still have a lot planned but now the infrastructure is such that the program can start holistically. With the aim of stimulating the local economy with a micro-economic approach in order to achieve sustainability are already the first success stories. It clearly requires a lot of patience and time, training, and discussions with the local people. There needs to be a rethink, so that they can free themselves from the cycle of poverty with our assistance.
My name is Claudia Doron (49), I grew up in the eastern part of Switzerland and live now with my family in the Rhine Valley, Switzerland. I have extensive international Management expertise acquired in Europe, the Middle East and North America, including Project management, consulting, training and development in the Hospitality Industry. In addition to my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, I am a licensed and certi ed Coach ECA/POY & Hospitality Trainer and was teaching intercultural Competence to HR Management students at a professional school in Buchs. Since 2006 I am self-employed as a Relocation Manager and created the non-pro t organisation River of Hope in 2010 with a project in DR Congo, where we built a centre outside Kinshasa. We activate the economy in a village in poverty with a micro-economic approach. I received 2 awards: The 3rd Integration-Price "golden Enzian" in 2010 for my work in the Rhine Valley and the “Trophée des Femmes” from Yves Rocher in 2016, for my project in Congo.
Languages: German, English, French