Meet the Philanthropy Advisors

Sandra Sahusilawani
Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, UK, Africa and Asia

Office: SOS Children’s Villages The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 512 1661

Sandra Sahusilawani joined SOS Children’s Villages International in April 2015. Before joining the international office, Sandra worked for six years as a major donor fundraiser for SOS Children’s Villages The Netherlands, and for 15 years prior to that in private banking. Sandra grew up in Amsterdam and is a Dutch national with Indonesian roots. She speaks Dutch and English, and understands German, French and Indonesian. She lives in The Netherlands with her husband and daughter.

“It is a privilege to work for SOS Children's Villages. In my job, I meet inspiring supporters of our work who share their personal motivations, life stories and engagement with our vision. I feel very proud and humble when SOS mothers and SOS social workers share stories of their daily challenges and successes to make a difference in the life of a child. I love my job because I can share these stories with those who want to contribute to creating opportunities for children.  SOS Children’s Villages has the unique combination of being a very practical, hands-on organisation with a holistic, long-term vision. This is what makes it different from other child-oriented organisations, and why I am proud to advocate for its mission.”


Nina Edholm
Northern Europe, Americas, Middle East and Australia

Office: SOS Children’s Villages Norway
Telephone: +47 23 353 900

Nina Edholm joined SOS Children’s Villages Norway in 2006 as a corporate and major donor fundraiser. Before that she held several positions with a leading supplier of branded consumer goods. Nina has a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Science and conducted her Master’s thesis in Tanzania on access to informal credit for small scale farmers (micro credit). In April 2014 she joined SOS Children´s Villages International as a Global Philanthropy Advisor. She speaks Norwegian and English and lives in Norway with her husband and two children.

“I grew up in Oslo, Norway, with the knowledge that I am very fortunate to have a caring family and live in a supportive community.  I find it very inspiring to meet our engaged donors – people who would like to make a difference in the lives of children and who spend their time, energy and money on making the world a better place for the least fortunate, now and in the future. I am very passionate about the difference the work of SOS Children’s Villages makes in the lives of thousands of people every day. I feel very proud and humble when I think about the job my co-workers do every day in 134 countries around the world. They enable the children to give something back to their societies. We can all be involved, and together make a difference."

Meet some of the donors who help make children, families and communities stronger through SOS Children's Villages' projects.