The path in photojournalism has not been easy and it has been a fight to be at the stage where I am. In the ultimate months things are getting better. The Fund Special Journalist Projects has been the most important reward since years and gives me the opportunity to exist, to grow and continue my battle. My dear friend Jam van der Aa encouraged me to find funding for talent development and yesterday I got the fantastic message that I was granted by Provincie Gelderland to develop my talents. I am so grateful that I will have this chance. With the money I hope to follow a Masterclass Storytelling in Photography and I will be able to work with a mentor and editor to make the photobook on Water in Cuba.