Gero stephan - founder
Gero’s story is that of a traveler. After graduating from high school in 2010, Gero went to Labuan Bajo (Flores) to lend a hand at a local rehabilitation center (Binongko St. Damian), led by Sr. Virgula. It was through his work with the local people, and especially through the warmth, kindness and hospitality of the Indonesian helpers that Gero was inspired to go back to Flores. After four years of preparation and several visits later, he was able to start this project.
In 2013, Gero emigrated from his hometown in the beautiful Saarland state (Western Germany) to the Austrian capital. Initially a student in Vienna, he is now an entrepreneur heading his own agricultural start-up. Since he spends most of the year in Vienna, Gero coordinates PDF’s work with his Indonesian partners, who operate on-site. He travels to Indonesia at least yearly, bringing new donations and working directly with his team on the further development of the project.
Augustus Bonsa - site manager