Carola, who is originally from the Netherlands, first set foot in Zimbabwe in 2007, when she literally lost her heart to the country. She is now truly adopted into the Zimbabwean culture. Carola is married to Shelton and they have two amazing children (Esther and Caleb), who reap the benefits of growing up in this amazing country.
She arrived in 2007 to work with a medicinal herbal project and the associated clinic, assisting the poorest of the poor with health care. In her role as Project Manager, she ran the project for a year before she and her husband moved to the beautiful Eastern Highlands (Nyanga) to support the local church and empower the local community through a number of projects and initiatives.
She is a Molecular Microbiologist (PhD) by profession, but has recently gained her teaching license and works as a Science teacher at Hellenic Academy. Her passion is to help everybody to get better at everything, regardless of where they stand on the ladder. She thoroughly enjoys teaching some of the Makomborero students and seeing them develop into young men and women who reach for the stars.
If she has any spare time, she loves to read a good book or go the extra mile in the kitchen to cook a special meal for family and friends.