Sophie Vangheel wrote a book about her inspiring life story and her journey around the world. It is entirely based on the philosophy ‘the place where your cradle stands, determines the opportunities you get in life’. The book is filled with amazing pictures of her experiences and is written in Dutch.

The cradle of Sophie stood in Geel, but her path led her, after a wonderful childhood and her studies to become a nurse, to places that tourists rarely visit. With a big smile and a tear here and there, Sophie invites you to discover what you have to do when there is a snake in your toilet in Haiti (call a father) or when a Zulu chieftain does not want to cooperate (do not give in!) But she especially invites you to think about your own path. The choices you make in your life, do they lead you to your goal? Do these choices really make you happy?

How do you order Moeder van 12.000 kinderen (Mother of 12,000 children)?

Deposit €31.99 into account BE29 2300 3660 2546 (€24.99 for the book + €7 shipping costs) with the message: Moeder van 12.000 kinderen

We will send you the book by post, as soon as we received your payment. You can click the link below to order the book and provide us with your personal details.

The book is also available in the Cunina House for €24.99

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