Seven lives in ONE
I was born on March 8, 1962 in Switzerland, and studied Business and Finance in Geneva. In 1989, while working in banking with multinational businesses, seemingly by "destiny" I found myself in Beira, Mozambique. It was wartime and after bearing witness to the ravages of war, I decided to devote my life to the children of Mozambique.
In 1990, I developed a project for a Children's Home in Beira, negotiated with the Government of Mozambique and in 1992, opened the first Center for orphans of war, in which more than 350 children found a home and a family-based life.
In 1991, I founded ASEM Switzerland to raise funds to help the Children.
In 1999, ASEM Mozambique and ASEM Italy was founded, in 2005, ASEM Canada and ASEM Portugal began.
In January 2001, I contracted malaria falciparum. For more than a month, I was in a coma in a hospital in Johannesburg (dialysis, artificial respiration, etc.). My kidneys and liver functioned at only 3%, and my lungs at 1%. I survived this terrible disease, and recovered 100% and never forgot my "Near Death" experience.
"Near Death" experience DOCUMENTARY @ 21:34
By many thousands of children she is simply called “Mama”.