Can you tell us a little about yourself? My name is Laurence Nail, I live and work in Indre where I was born. I like to be close to nature and animals. This is one of the reasons why I chose to telework when the association moved to Paris, but not the only one. I also wanted to be close to my parents who were already very old.
In 2019, you celebrated 20 years with the association. How did the story with PE&D begin and what is your role today? After graduating from high school, I first worked for a central purchasing office and then in a temporary employment agency. I arrived at Planète Enfants & Développement as a secretary, with a fresh eye, without any particular knowledge of associations!
Today, I am still in charge of a multitude of administrative tasks, but above all of the relationship with our donors. I register their donations, their wishes and answer all their questions. This requires rigor and organization and I like that.
What is your relationship with donors? I have gotten to know many of the donors since I arrived in 1999, so I am always moved to see that they have followed us after so many years. In 2010, I had the opportunity to travel with some of them to Nepal. It was an unforgettable trip where we forged strong bonds. Today, I appreciate receiving news and feedback on our projects. The digitalization of all media does not always facilitate relations but I continue to exchange with them by email to get their news.
What drives you at PE&D? Its help for children and its actions in vulnerable countries motivate me every day in my work. There is also an exciting energy at PE&D. Despite the times we are going through, we are all mobilized to continue to move the association forward and that is fun.
Thank you Laurence !
February 17, 2021