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Welcome to our website

Mieke & Gerard             

Contactpersons Carlos & Yeni                  from Holguin

We, Mieke and Gerard, started in 2014 with the "Cuba Adelante" Foundation. Our goal is to help Cubans for a slightly better life and wellbeing. We are currently in contact with 5 homes for Children  without protection in the city of Holguin. We are also gaining more and more contact with various government institutions such as hospitals and schools. At home we are increasingly approached by people and agencies for advice, help or cooperation.                                  Our contacts in Cuba are Carlos and Yeni, they belong to the foundation, they do a great job in Cuba. They dedicate themselves with heart and soul to achieve a good result. They also have a CASA PARTICULAR where it is wonderful to stay. They also want to guide you through the region with you. (see: the page "Uw overnachtingen")  We are more and more enjoying the goal of Cuba; the beautiful landscape, the beautiful nature but especially the wonderful people.


Thanks doctors and nurses


We are very grateful to the Cuban doctors and nurses for what they do for the European (Italian) population. Their expertise will certainly help to fight the Corona virus and help people here.      

 Thanks doctors and nurses



Flat screens donated by "Replay Profs in Playgrounds bv"


Edward van den Borne, owner of "Replay Profs in Playgrounds bv"

from Beringe, donated 5 flat screens again. We want to give these screens to a school in Holguin. We are very happy to be able to help the school move forward again. Thanks Edward !!

Do you still have well-functioning computer equipment, laptops or tablets, and you no longer use them, we still have a good destination for them.

First donations for the Cuba Adelante Foundation are coming in again.

  Since we loaded our first container on the Maasvlakte at the beginning of June, donations have started pouring in again. Karin Linders- Janssen from Janssen Diervoeders from Nederweert has again given various tools for the Le Thi Rieng school on Holguin as well as various other goods. We are very happy to redistribute these goods in Cuba for those who need it so much. We have also received goods from other private persons which can go with the next container. The intention is that we will place a container nearby so that we no longer need storage at home. Thanks to everyone for the donations.

First container loaded for Cuba

Last Friday, June 5, it was time to start loading the truck with donations for Cuba.

This truck with trailer was made available by A. Kanters International Transport from Someren. Their driver Ruud Janssen was willing to take the transport to Rotterdam and offer help with loading and unloading. Our children Bart and Ellen were also willing to facilitate loading and unloading.

We had already taken the tables and chairs out of storage in the afternoon and prepared them so that loading the trailer would go faster.

At home we had already placed as many as possible on pallets and sealed so that loading would also go smoothly here. It contains various goods: from tools to medical goods, wheelchairs and rollators to wheelbarrows and clothing. All these goods are destined for a hospital, a school, a laboratory, a physically handicapped center and orphanages in Holguin and for a retirement home in Banes. We also have many tables and chairs for a school in Moa. After two and a half hours of lugging, we had the trailer full and was ready to transport it all to Rotterdam on Saturday.

NIRINT Shipping, a shipping company from Barendrecht, has provided us with a 40-foot container free of charge (they want to do this several times a year) as well as transport to Cuba. The container will be temporarily stored in the warehouse of Rhenus Logistics on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, which will bear these costs. The container will have to be opened again because NIRINT Shipping also wants to provide some goods for the school in Moa.

For us all this was a new challenge that we were initially very afraid of, but with a lot of good guidance from Rodney Bustamante Salazar from the Dutch embassy in Cuba, Marco den Breejen and Shelley Bek from NIRINT Shipping, we managed to ship our first container to Cuba. We are still waiting for the official permission from Cuba but the recipients already know that it is coming.

In recent years, things are getting worse in Cuba due to the blockade that is being tightened more and more so that goods, as well as food, are difficult to obtain. Lately we sometimes saw rows in front of the shops here in the Netherlands because of the Corona crisis, this was only to prevent infections, in Cuba we see this every day because there is little food, and then there is supply people sometimes queue for several hours to get a chicken or buy 2 bottles of oil.

We hope that next year (or perhaps earlier) we can send a container of goods again. We have already received the first donations of goods.

We sincerely thank everyone who has recently supported us anyway with help, storage, goods or financial resources. Without them we cannot achieve the necessary aid to Cuba.

If you want to see Cuba with your own eyes, don't let wild stories stop you. It is a hospitable country with friendly people. Always helpful and they are happy to invite you to their home if you are open to it.

For a nice stay you can go to Carlos and Yeni, he supervises our projects in Holguin, he has a nice Casa Particular and for a Cuban price he also wants to be your guide during your stay. They both speak English so the language shouldn't be a problem. Please contact us for this.
See the pictures on the homepage



The bathrooms of the poor families are ready. As supervisor, Carlos has realized all this in a short time together with the bricklayer and residents. They are very happy with this result. Thank you very much to those who paid for this !!

The bathroom of Tata

 Start of the bathroom

The roof




The bathroom of Gero

demolish the old bathroom

foundation has been poured


occupying the walls


The Foundation "Cuba Adelante"  cooperates with                                      NIRINT SHIPPING Rotterdam.We are looking for the following for a school in Moa for refurbishing the kitchen and canteen:

professional gas stoves
Aluminum countertops
freezers / freezers
tables and chairs

Who can help us with this?

Blood pressure meters donated by the Laurentius Hospital
  in Roermond.

             North Limburg holiday fair in Belgium 19-01-2020 is well visited!


A good number of people were interested in Cuba. We think it is a well-organized exhibition and the volunteers from Pasar who organize it are friendly and pleasant. Our compliments! We are happy to be there again next year!

We are now recognized as an official foundation in Cuba.

Travel report 2017   


See for more photos at our page: FOTO'S

Photo's in 2019 in Cuba 1  and  2019 in Cuba 2

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