Meet the team

At help for women we have a phenomenal team helping us to push the vision of this organization forward. We introduce to you the team that makes it all happen.

Sandra Koomen

Founder, CEO,

Sandra is of Ghanaian descent currently living in The Netherlands. She’s a mother of two and an entrepreneur who owns a salon since 2006 currently run by her daughter who later joined the enterprise. Sandra is a graduate of River Bible Institute Netherlands and leads a women’s home group at her local church.

As a true networker and connecter, she loves God and has a passion to help others, creating and nurturing communities. She is good at locating the jewel in people. Having personally weathered many of life storms, she understands the hopelessness a disappeared woman experiences having to provide for a child and herself without prospects.

She lived undocumented in 4 countries before she moved to The Netherlands after an encounter with God that caused her life to form and stabilise. At age 29 she started training as a hair stylist. Through faith and the help from God she has become a strong woman with a passion to actively help women rise from difficult situations.

In 2012 she received the vision which developed into the foundation of Help for Women.

Paul van Eijden

Co-Founder, Director,

Paul van Eijden is born in The Netherlands and a married and loving father of five. Paul is a Chief Technology Officer for several startups and Founder of a venture builder company that helps startup businesses. Paul has a God given desire to mentor and help people reach their fullest potential in life using the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) and also a graduate of River Bible Institute Netherlands.
Paul directs Help for Women alongside Sandra Koomen, ensuring that this organization runs like a well-oiled machine. Paul is a crucial part of the Help for Women family

Alecia Daniels

Operational Manager Netherlands, Board Secretary,

Alecia married and of South African decent now living in the Netherlands has a passion  for helping broken and hurting woman. She studied performing Arts and worked  as a lecturer and a Production manager in the Film and Theatre industry. Currently she is a second year student of The River Bible Institute Netherlands and is being transformed through the word of God developing a deep passion for broken hearted women. Alecia is a helpful member of the Help for women team and see to all of our operations in the Netherlands, as well as being a board member as secretary.

Daniëlle Esseboom

Project Coordinator,

Danielle a mother of two and was born in Suriname but came to Holland with her family at the age of 11. Many years later she started attending The River Bible Institute Netherlands and learned how to live a blessed, joyful, peaceful, loving, and surrendered life with Christ. Now her greatest desire is to live in full surrender to the call of Jesus. Danielle is a certified life coach working with the Total Balance method to support clients on their journey from pain to perspective. She is also a trained teacher and work as a freelancer in a day-care canter. Danielle is a vital part of the Help for Women family and Coordinates on sight projects.

Barbara Boakye - Yiadom

Operational Manager Ghana,

Barbara, married with 4 children is an educator in Ghana (Berekum in the Bono Region). She was born in the city but now lives in the village. Living in the village has brought meaning to her life, she now knows and understands how to show the love of God to others by seeing to their physical, spiritual and emotional needs says Babara.

Barbara is running all operations for Help For Woman in Ghana. She is an integral part of the Help for Woman Family.

Daniel Essuah

Media Manager,

Daniel is a Graphic designer who has a heart for training young people to become reputable creatives themselves. Daniel who is of Ghanaian decent, is passionate about continuous learning and literacy; as he believes it provides sustainable solutions that improves the lives of others. This lead him to start his own Graphic company that he now use to provide young individuals with internships. At Help for Women Daniel looks after the website and technical. Daniel is a blessing to the Help for Women Family.

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The work of this foundation is being pushed forward by generous donators like yourself. We invite you to partner with us in any way you can. See the various giving options below.