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NGO in Cape Town

Starting your own NGO in Cape Town, South Africa: Meet Stijn and Iza, founders of Little Lions.

Stijn de Leeuw, a child psychologist from Amsterdam, and Iza Bessems, an entrepeneur from Maastricht, both moved to Cape Town around 2018. Though both ventured to South Africa independently and for different reasons, they are now united in the pursuit of the same goal: growing their NGO in Cape Town to improve the mental health of children living in the townships surrounding the city.

We spoke to Iza, Business Director of Little Lions, and asked her about their story.

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