DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY To Make a Difference

Berendina Stichting was initiated in 1987 by Late Ms. Berendina Borst and is located in Amstleveen, Netherlands. Berendina Stichting is the main Donor and Sponsor of Berendina Development Services (BDS), Berendina Micro Investment Company Limited (BMIC). The previous organizations namely Berendina Microfinance Institute (Gte) Limited (BMI) and Brendina Employment Centre (BEC) also was funded by Berendina Stichting in the past.

Berendina Stichting was headed by the late Mr. Timmermans from 1987 to 2003. From 2003 - 2013, Berendina Stichting was headed by Mr. Hein Princen, Former Ambassador of Netherlands to Sri Lanka. From 2013 - 2015, it was headed by Late Mr. Leenstra till his demise. Mr. Ab Schols was the Chairman until the end of December 2015.

Mr. Jos van Aggelen is the present Chairman of Berendina Stichting while Ms. Ruth Dorotha van Andel, Mr. Jan Steven Cloeck Faber, Mr. Rene Darsono Idzenga, Mr. Adrianus Henricus Franciscus van Aggelen and Ms. Louise Anten are the current Directors.