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Veronica Colondam and her journey to empowering women, children

Dylan Amirio

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Tue, May 28, 2019  /  11:58 am
Veronica Colondam and her journey to empowering women, children

Self-made woman: Veronica Colondam is the founder and initiator of Cinta Anak Bangsa Foundation, which has specialized in educational empowerment and the assistance of women and children since 1999. (Courtesy of Fabulo PR/-)

Philanthropist and social entrepreneur Veronica Colondam did not hesitate to reply when asked what she was proudest about in her two-decade long career. “Well, I would say that my greatest achievement is staying alive after the past 20 years,” she said. Veronica is the founder of Cinta Anak Bangsa Foundation (YCAB), which has specialized in educational empowerment and assistance for women and children since 1999, allowing them to improve their livelihoods. Over the past 20 years, she has managed to grow the foundation into a powerhouse NGO, comfortably securing the trust of donors and investors as well as overseeing the educational and financial development of millions in Indonesia. A self-made woman, Veronica is driven by her past struggles and determined to save others from the troubles that she experienced. In the beginning, Veronica opted not to go to colle...