The Farmer Girl

Serendipity: to make important discoveries by coincidence


It often happens that divergent outcome at first sight looks like a failure. But on second thoughts the result can be of added value. The favorite expression of the dutch scientist (and Nobel Prize winner) Pek van Andel was: ‘You’re looking for a needle in a haystack but you end up with the beautiful farmers daughter!’.

Winner Jury award OS 2010 – Vredeseilanden – Credit for Cooperatives in Congo

2017-10-12T16:21:03+01:00 Development cooperation, Society, The Elephant, The empty chair, The Farmer Girl, The light bulb|

The course of action: To provide loan capital to cooperatives for purchasing [...]

Instituut voor Briljante mislukkingen