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Elisabeth and Dorli are friends with a 70-year age gap

This interview was done by our partner Wohnbuddy, a HomeSharing program in Vienna, Austria. See https://www.wohnbuddy.com/ for more information. Want to apply for HomeSharing yourself? Visit our page www.matchmaastricht.nl/homesharing. We interviewed Elisabeth who lived with an elderly woman, Dorli, a 102-year old lady. Elisabeth got matched with her through the platform wohnbuddy.com Her friends and …

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Cigarette butts, coffee cups and secondhand clothes

On a cold and rainy autumnal evening, a group of friends stands in front of the Inner City Library. They are installing a voting box for students who are on their smoking break. Their goal? To create incentives for students to throw their cigarette butts in the special bin, instead of on the ground. Initially …

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The Plantenasiel: Combining Community with a Passion for Plants

I met Lotte Reinhoudt and Siméon de Bruijn on a sunny Thursday morning. In the middle of the pandemic, these two Epidemiology Msc students founded the Plantenasiel. Their initiative gives plants a second chance: you can donate plants, exchange plants, or buy plants for a small fee. The initiative has been running for two months …

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Helping yourself & others during the corona crisis​

During these times of quarantine, it is easy to fall into a routine and it might be challenging to maintain your mental health. Not having your friends and family around is a difficult situation for everyone, regardless of whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. That is why here at Match we compiled an useful …

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