Mineke Foundation

We offer disadvantaged people in Liberia access to a better starting point in life. So that they can make positive changes in their own lives and those of their families and communities. We do this by building knowledge, skills and confidence. 

A Woman's Club member holds up a patchwork square

Who we are

Three pastry trainees pose with decorated cakes at Mineke Foundation

What we do

Volunteer with MF

'The life's work of Dabwe Wiah and Mineke Muilerman'

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Mineke Foundation

Tonia Dabwe founded the Mineke Foundation in 2009 to continue the life's work of her Dutch mother and Liberian father. Mineke Foundation carries out projects in Gardnersville and is based in Dabwe Town. We also work with partners to carry out projects in other areas in Liberia. 

Dabwe Town

In 1968, Dabwe Wiah and his Dutch wife Mineke Muilerman settled in an area approximately 18 km from Monrovia (Liberia) to start a farm there. Their dream was to teach Liberians how to grow their own food by educating them about better agricultural methods . Over time, a prosperous community, called Dabwe Town, developed around their house. Projects included a primary school, bringing piped water and electricity to the area, and small-scale farming. The Liberian civil war brutally ended all work. The family was forced to flee. Mineke was abducted by NPFL rebel soldiers and remains missing to this day. Their daughter Tonia eventually fled to the Netherlands. Dabwe Town was left badly damaged .

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'Together we can make a difference'

Our other projects

Women’s Club (Vrouwenclub)

Women’s Club

Teenage mothers, Davis Projects for Peace

Get involved with our work

Do you want to help us achieve a safe, self-reliant and prosperous Liberia?

Help Mineke Foundation to make our dream come true!

Find us here

Mineke Foundation

Damiefa School compound

(15 minutes walking distance from Dry Rice Market)

Dabwe Town, Gardnersville, Liberia


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