For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
— Philippians 2:13

Megan Mathis

Director/Founder, Los ANgeles, CA

I grew up in Westlake Village, a sleepy, middle class suburb of Los Angeles. My mom was a stay at home mom and my dad worked in real estate. Our family was the typical suburban family- my sister and I played sports, studied hard and stayed out of trouble (for the most part!) After graduating highschool with honors, I attended the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and it was during my undergraduate years when I spent a semester studying abroad in New Zealand that my eyes were opened to a big, beautiful, diverse world.

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Hudson Mwale

In-Country Director, Mangochi, Malawi

I grew up in a family of 5, 2 boys & 3 girls in Nkhotakota, in the Central Region of Malawi . My parents were poor and as such they failed to send me to attain tertiary education. Nevertheless; God did not forsake me, He lifted me up and guided me to go to South Africa where I earned enough funds to return and start a business in the Mangochi District. While I was doing my business, I started working as Finance Officer for an NGO project (Assessment of Government Social Services) and as a FISH Technician (Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats) a project that deals with environmental issues, mainly promoting sustainable and best practices of fishing in our lake bodies including Lake Malawi.  

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Simon Chirwa

Music Program Director, Mangochi, Malawi

I grew up in a Christian family of  5 boys and  2 girls in the northern region of Nkhata Bay. , All of us children were hard working and in school, however my parents were not financially well, as such the fees required to educate all 7 of us was really a heavy struggle. My father struggled each time to find money for our education which he managed through small loans through his work. By and by, we all managed to complete secondary education.

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Mayeso Mwale

Assistant Director, Mangochi, Malawi

I am the last born child of a family of four children. I come from the central region of Malawi, the capital city of Lilongwe.

I completed my primary and secondary education in Lilongwe at Chowo and Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, respectively. After secondary education I pursued my tertiary education at a private college called Blantyre Business College where I studied Travel and Tourism. I was awarded a Diploma in Front Office Management (Receptionist) after completion.

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