Increasing Literacy

while nurturing the love for reading

Capacity Building Workshops

for Migrant Workers

Educating Children

from Low-Income Families

Empowering Women

Against Poverty

Spreading Joy

Through Gift-Giving

Welcome to

WIMLER started as a small NGO initiated by Wim and Leila Rispens-Noel primarily to contribute to the development of the municipality of Bansalan and other towns in Mindanao where Leila came from.

In 2011, WIMLER Foundation Hong Kong was founded with Board Members composed of professionals from different fields. The Foundation supports projects which benefit local communities particularly women and out-of-school youths.

Events and Updates

Events and Updates | Past Programs | Programs

Piglet Distribution Program

Who knew that one piglet could help a poor family improve their quality of life? Inspired by the experience of Mang Job Elizes who initiated a pig dispersal project, Wimler started a Piglet Distribution Program. It only takes one piglet donation (about Euro 30) to start a chain of progress driven by the communities themselves.

“People can change their own lives, provided they have the right kind of institutional support. They’re not asking for charity—charity is no solution to poverty. The solution to poverty is the creation of opportunities like everybody else has, not the poor people, so bring them to the poor people, so they can change their lives.”

Muhammad Yunus
FORTUNE Interview

We support programs for Capacity Building and Empowerment of migrant communities.

We value mutual respect, solidarity, and shared empowerment among people.