Hello Steemians! I'm Daniel; a social entrepreneur from Amsterdam, sharing my journey: |The Path To Freedom |

in introduceyourself •  2 years ago

Hello fellow Steemians, welcome to my brand new blog here, super excited to be part of the new decentralized revolution!

Let me tell you a bit more about who I am, what I do and what I'll be sharing with you on Steemit.

My name is Daniel, 26 years old and I live in Amsterdam, Holland.
I have been working for myself for 7 years now, doing all kinds of things in search for (location & financial) freedom in life.

Since then I have founded 2 NGO's, 2 businesses, travelled around and lived abroad for 2,5 years, learned Spanish, met tons of amazing people and experienced a lot of crazy shit!
It came with many ups and downs, successes and failures which I will tell more about on this blog of course.. :)

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The urge to share information and things I've learned over the last 6/7 years about entrepreneurship, NGO's and non-profit projects, debt based finance, blockchain, cryptocurrencies is burning for a while now..
But because of work and being busy with many things, it wasn't a priority... yet!
Steemit got me here making the first move!

I can tell you straight away; I haven't been more excited about anything yet than the possibilities of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The unbelievable potential to disrupt many sectors but most important: the way businesses can be build and integrated in our lives, gives me an incredible feeling of excitement and hope for change.

This is me, just so you know I'm not stealing someone else's shit:
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The very beginning:

When I was 18 coming out of high school, I was eager to explore the world. There had to be more to life than going to college, find a job, working for 40 years from 9 to 5 every day, go on holidays 3 weeks a year and start enjoying the work-free life only at 65?! No, that's not going to be it...

So after making the decision to go and start my own initiative and travel the world, the journey had started..

In 2010 I started my first NGO and lived and travelled through Costa Rica and Panama for 7 months. We supplied sports materials and educational programs to many orphanages and primary schools there.

  • One of the schools we've visited for the foundation. (Source: Sport Empowerment Foundation - www.sef-2010.nl)

This was a life changing experience for me because I realized how much the world and 'life' had to offer! But most importantly; I experienced that with hard work and persistence you could achieve your goals, be successful, travel the world and help people at the same time... even when you're 19 years old!

After coming back and having spent 10 months in Holland working, regrouping and preparing the next phase of the project. We went to Peru in 2012 to continue our efforts for the foundation in various parts of Peru.

During this trip we met the founder; Abel Cruz, of an Peruvian NGO; Peruanos Sin Agua.
He captured water from fog with very simple constructions that could solve water issues for many people in Peru.
The idea had a great impact on me but the execution and quality of the project was not that good.
When we came back from Peru, we decided that this concept was so simple and life changing for many people that we had to get involved and help Abel improve the concept.

That's when we started the NGO called: Creating Water Foundation. (www.creatingwater.org)
We have since started 2 successful projects in Peru, one of them collecting around 10.000 liters of water per day!

  • Fog collection project in Lima, Peru - Collecting 10.000 liters of water a day!

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  • This is the first ever fog net from the Creating Water Foundation built in 2014 in the area of Tacna, Peru!

After years of travelling through Central & South America, setting up non-profit organisations, I began to soak up and enjoy more and more of the very interesting Peruvian culture. Me and my partner Neal(who was part of the entire journey!) met people of so many cultural backgrounds, from all sorts of different social classes. Amongst these people, we met many alpaca wool farmers and producers. Having felt alpaca wool first hand, and seen the way in which the alpacas live on large free-range farms in the beautiful Andean Highlands, we felt determined to bring part of that luxury back with us to the Netherlands.

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This was the start of our brand: Inkari - Natural Alpaca Comfort.
Inkari specializes in all kinds of beautiful handmade products from high quality alpaca wool from Peru.

If you want to check out my brand, go to the Inkari website: www.inkari-alpaca.com/en/.

Want to learn more about alpacas and their amazing wool? Check this video out:

The Story of Alpaca Wool from Peru by Inkari.

Well... getting about time to shut the fuck up and go to sleep! You probably heard enough about me by now.. ;)
Lots more has happened during this period of course, but I will get to that some other time.

In the future I'll be sharing more about all kinds of experiences:

  • Taking ayahuasca in the jungle of Peru
  • Setting up the biggest fog collection experiment of the world in the slums of Lima
  • Getting robbed twice in Colombia.. and drugged in Peru!
  • 50 Million views on a short BBC story about our project!
  • Designing and setting up a smart (online) business in 2017
  • My crypto currency investments in 2017
  • Driving motorcycles through the desert, the Andean Mountains and the Amazon jungle.. (without a license)
  • Riding jet skis on the amazon river!

Follow me if you want to hear more!

See you again soon and don't forget to hit that upvote button at 100%, my curious whale friends ;)

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Welcome to Steemit cuz! We gonna help each other for sure.


Thanks @broncnutz ! Appreciate the upvote and support!

See you around!

Hi @cryptodonn welcome to Steemit. I do hope that you have a wonderful time on this platform, if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with do not hesitate to ask, I will be more than happy to help.
If you would like to stay in touch please Follow me @Fshllc


Welcome To Steemit! @cryptodonn, I hope you find the platform useful for your ideas and posts. Heres is a link to a video of Andrew Levine that helped me understand steemit a lot better, good luck! Video


Thanks for the tip @leviatan!

Do you have a blog and write about similar subjects?
Have any thoughts on the article?
Let me know by commenting here!

A new Steemian :-) hello @cryptodonn I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, wish you much luck! I Have upvoted and will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk


Thanks for the upvote @tradewonk , upvoted you too ;)
Will definately follow your account.
See you around!

Dude! Epic first post.... truly inspiring for me to want to actually push more and stuff of value...! Also glad to have you in our ...(won't say it) chat group lol.


Thanks my fellow Bitcoin Billionaire ;) !
Stay inspired and inspire some people yourself as well :) It's contagious ;)

Welcome to steemit
Be assured I am here to guide and help as we are one big family in steemit community...
Ensure you engage and comment actively on posts and also your content is original and no copy and past...Steemit is for original contents...You can check my story lines and other blog posts to understand better...
patience and hard work is the key to success
Follow successful people like @kenhudoy

Welcome and wish you all the best...


Thanks @kenhudoy !
Appreciate it


welcome dear
find time and also check my blog post...follow & support if you like my story

Hello @cryptodonn Great introduceyourself post, photos and lovely Alpacas !!

I'm @andyluy and I've been here for a a month, a can tell you that steemit is the most amazing thing I've ever seen at the internet so far. I'm happy seeing it grows every day!

I had some hard time on the firsts week, so I spent some time searching information to improve my experience with steemit, latter I've decided to make posts about those things in order to help the new ones to have a shortcut to get deeper on steemit.

here is some of my posts, I hope It mitght be helpful to you:

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Getting videos from facebook

Here is one post from @yoda1917 That i think Is useful to have a look too
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I intend to keep posting useful info that I may be able to gather, and in a near future some give away. Feel invited to follow me and if you have any question about steemit you can ask me in any of my last posts, I'll try my best to help.


Thanks man!

And thanks as well for the informative posts and info you share!


you're are welcome anytime bro ^^/

Nog een Amsterdammer, welkom Daniel!


Goedenavond :)
Thannks @cryptotem heb je ook gevolgd en upvoted
See you around

Man you've done things most people would dream of doing. It really comes across thag you love yhe life you have created for yourself. Awesome post man !


Thanks @iamjsunc !

Appreciate it!
Can say that I have been happy with my choices but I'm still not there yet :)


Dont worry just enjoy the process you will get there !

Hi cryptodonn. Your journey seems to have been interesting. I just followed you!!


Thanks @witchdocta !

It definately was so far!
Followed you back :)

Great stuff! Welcome to Steemit!
I would very much like to relocate to Costa Rica - I am also a fan of the water catching systems you described here, they can really change the world for many people. :)


Thanks @ura-soul !

That's a great plan, Costa Rica is awesome to live!

Welcome to Steemit I wish you all the best ☺
May your journey on Steemit be a rewarding one. 👋 @crypto-expo

Nice intro … keep it up with professional work and good things will happen. Here a sample of one of my posts.


Read it & UPVOTE if you appreciate it and if you find it interesting please FOLLOW for further exchange of ideas.

Work hard and best of luck,


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welcome to steemit! follow you pls follow back ;)

follow for follow, upvote for upvote @dkinx

Welcome to Steemit! cryptodonn, Upvote & Follow is ou great strength.
Let's try to get along.


Followed you back as well, and thanks for the welcome

Welcome to steemit.
I gave you a follow and an upvote :)
Feel free to follow back.


Followed you back, thanks!

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Welcome to Steemit! You will rock here! Followed. Follow me back 😘

Hey Daniel, fascinating stuff and I have to say in terms of Blockchain and cryptocurrencies I totally agree. I'm a writer focusing on environmental issues, climate change and energy. Would be great to connect.

Hi @cryptodonn welcome to Steemit :)
Thanks for sharing!

You have very interest and inspiring experience. Looking forward to reading them more.

Welcome to Matrix cryptodonn.