OUR TEAM

ASENATH DANDE
Founder and CEO


Asenath Dande had a humble beginning as a child having lost her mother during child birth as a result of heavy bleeding while on her way to hospital. While growing up in rural Tanzania she witnesses girls undergo Female Genital Mutilation, a dangerous process which in some cases led to death. On reaching puberty, for these girls education ceased being a priority and they would focus on marriage. After completing education in the United States, Asenath was inspired to start making a difference in the lives of women in rural areas, by providing financial support for their education and empowerment.
VICTOR CHARO
Programs Coordinator


Victor has extensive experience in project management, public health and community development with special interest in women's and girls' empowerment. He has worked with non-governmental organizations and Ministry of Health, Kenya. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental health science from Makerere University, Uganda, and certificates in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Washington/University of Nairobi, and in project planning and management, monitoring, and evaluation from World Vision.
CARREN ANYANGO ARON
Board Member


Carren Anyango Aron is a teacher of English language and literature at Witharaga High School in Kenya. She received her bachelor's of education degree at Kenyatta University and has taught in many schools in Kenya. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in guidance and counseling at Laikipia University and works as the deputy principal of Witharaga High school. In addition to teaching, she works as a volunteer member of Young Women Christian Association where she works with women and girls in the community. She resides in Migori_Kenya with her husband and three children.
PROF. PETER ARAMA
Board Member


Peter Arama is a trained agriculturalist specializing in crop protection. He currently serves as head of department of agricultural economics and agribusiness at Rongo University, as well as a management board member of Nyaranga Sub-County Hospital in Migori County. He has worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development and Extension-Research as a liaison officer, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) (presently KALRO) as a research scientist, the Research Institute for Plant Protection (IPO) (Wageningen, The Netherlands) as a visiting scientist, the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE-Duduville, Nairobi) as a research fellow and Maseno University as a lecturer.
JOEL ELABASTA
Office Administrator


Joel Elabatsa has more than 15 years in working with community initiatives and projects; especially those targeting empowering girls and women. He holds a diploma from the Business Technical Education Program at Sigalagala Polytechnic and a certificate for completing a course in child mentorship from Child Evangelism Fellowship. Joel has worked with Kisii University in the departments of library and marketing. Some of the key roles he played at Kisii University were career guidance for students, giving motivational speeches, marketing the university, office management and mentoring students (especially female students). He has also served with Compassion International, Kenya in the areas of mentoring and educating children and KIMA International School of Theology as college pastor and librarian.