Joost

Noord Brabant,  Netherlands

ABOUT ME …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I am Joost and I live in the province Noord Brabant in the Netherlands (in Europe). I am 42 years old. I started lending in November 2017 and soon decided that I wanted to do more. So I became a Zidisha Virtual Volunteer (a lender Volunteer) in December 2017. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… To my eyes everyone is equal regardless of country, religion, color, tribe, race, richness. We are all human and the place where we are born shouldn’t matter. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I like the concept of pay it forward. I hope that you (the borrowers) are able to improve your life by using Zidisha. And I hope that you are able to improve someone else’s life like your family, neighbours, village or even someone unknown to you so they are able to pay it forward again. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… MY BUSINESS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I work as a software analyst/developer at a software house. We make software for the retail market. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… In the past I have been a swimming instructor/examiner and a diving/snorkeling instructor. But after doing those volunteering jobs for 17 years it was time to do something else. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I also have been a pool lifeguard as weekend job for about 10 years. I started when I was studying to generate some extra income. And I have been doing that many years afterwards because of my colleagues. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… MY HOBBIES …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I like to thinker with electronics. I am momentarily building a robot arm. I like to keep learning new stuff like working with electronic, designing parts and print them on a 3D printer. https://goo.gl/kioVUR …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I also like to be outdoors and make long walks in nature. But because of the cold weather (during the winter) that’s not always possible. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… MY COUNTRY …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I live in the Netherlands. That’s a smal country in Europe. A big part of my country is below sea level. If the dikes would break my house would be under water for almost 3 meters. We also don’t have any mountains. It’s a very flat country. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I have shared some photos of the nature in my region https://goo.gl/gNg5Ez