Who we are
The Espero fund was established by Peter van Duyn and Veronica Collins.
Veronica was an epidemiologist and researcher for many years and currently works as a scientific writer and freelance editor. She has volunteered for a number of organisations in Australia.
Peter and Veronica live and work in inner Melbourne and have assisted a number of asylum seekers with moving from detention to integrating into Australian society. With the aid of the Australian Communities Foundation, we feel passionate about trying to address the disadvantage experienced by many in our society, be they in our local community, elsewhere in Australia or overseas.