Margrethe van Heeswijk, Founder of WorldLife Foundation, has an strong internal drive to restore indigenous nature globally. After her successful career in international FMCG listed companies in London and Amsterdam, Margrethe started a native reforestation project in a desert in Kenya. Margrethe’s passion for nature made her decide to use her skills and experience in advantage of the environment.
In 2009, start of WorldLife Foundation, she decided to fully commit herself to her research on the main causes of climate change. During her research she found the unique tool, the Waterboxx. The tool for afforestation and reforestation without irrigation. The proven test cases in deserts around the world showed how successful this tool is and made her decided to use it for her reforestation projects.
After one year of research, she decided to start the indigenous reforestation project. Margrethe went to East Africa and started her reforestation in the desert in Kenya. The project successfully resulted in nature restoration and food security. While in Kenya Margrethe made it also possible to bring Climate Change as a top item to the political agenda of the Kenyan Government.