WHO WE ARE
The Leopardess Foundation came to life after my first trip to Africa in December 2013.
The beautiful scenery, the amazing light, the sights of all the animals, watching quietly while a lion licked his wounds, the interaction of an elephant family, it just all took my breath away. While on this trip, I got to look into a leopard's eyes with my binoculars, it was like looking into its soul, I was in love...
It was at this moment that I realised I wanted to start a foundation, to protect all of this space and beauty not only for me but for my children and their children.
I asked my friend to help me with this adventure, and on my next trip he showed me a slice of heaven, Laikipia in Kenya. During my visit of this magical place I decided that I would start my adventure of the Leopardess Foundation in Kenya. It was important for me to do something for wildlife, habitat protection, and people. At first, when it came to wildlife, I was most passionate about helping elephants. Habitat protection involved saving the sceneries of Laikipia and other regions like it. For the local people, I hope to help them in terms of health, education and income opportunities whether that be through paying the salaries of local people or funding a school's library for children.
On June 6th 2014, the foundation was signed into life by the founding board members on a rock with a view in Laikipia of course.
From that moment on, we started creating a portfolio of projects that are helping a variety of causes to make a difference.
Our goal is to make a lasting impact on this world.
WHAT WE DO
I am a 100% volunteer organisation.
We are a small organisation based out of Switzerland and Kenya. Our goal is to help save a variety of species such as the roaring lions, or the gracious giraffes passing by the magnificent elephants. We also support the local population in different countries by donating to projects that are helping to get economical sustainable businesses. One of our most passionate projects is helping the future of the world by helping children receive an education. We do this by maintaining local schools in Lamu, Kenya and in Kutubpur, India.
For more information on the projects please see our project page.
No project is too big or too small for us. We wish to assist as many projects as we can. Our one rule is that we have to be 100% passionate about them.