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About us

Our mission is to fight poverty, to create employment, and to support sustainable economic and social development by making expertise and experience available at low cost to small farmers, self-employed people and small companies.


The Missing Middle (TMM) combines technology with insights on expertise, to make access to expertise easier and more affordable.

We want to reduce the complexity and high cost, improving the client experience and results.

With our experienced, multi-disciplinary team, we strive to provide a tool that is transparent, objective, and cost-effective.


Our team combines over 25 years of experience in international development and digital applications.

Management Team



Kasper Vrolijk has been a consultant for various international organisations and has extensive experience in economic research and policy. He holds a PhD in economics from SOAS, University of London.


Finance & Control

Karinne van Dijkhuizen started her career with the Virgin Group, heading up finance & administration for their German operation. She has been on the board for both profit and nonprofit organisations in the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Australia and more recently Vietnam.



Justin loves startups because they solve problems. He has specialised in scaling startups internationally and worked on the expansion of various fast-growing companies.

Supervisory Board


Board Member

Nico Terra has worked as consultant and manager in the field of international cooperation and more specific in the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene. He was CEO of IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre in The Hague and general manager of the Dutch based WASH Alliance International.


Board Member

Pieter Marres started as UN-volunteer, became ambassador to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and to Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Laos, Cambodia. He was director at the Royal Tropical Institute.

His fields of expertise are diplomacy, economic affairs, development cooperation and operational auditing.


Board Member

Eric Kamphuis is a socio economist with 35 year’s experience in development co-operation as chief technical advisor, programme director, and short-term consultant. He had assignments in evaluations, capacity development, sustainable energy and TVET in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.

About TMM

Stichting The Missing Middle is a registered foundation at Martinikerkhof 31a, 9712JH Groningen, the Netherlands.


Chamber of Commerce: 68278799

RSIN: 857372749

For our Strategy and Business Plan (2018-2020) click here.

For our Annual Report (2017, in Dutch) click here.

For our Staff and Pay Policies click here.

For our Theory of Change click here.