Kate’s first experience of Tanzania was as a VSO volunteer in a state secondary school nearly 20 years ago. The reality of rural life and, in particular, the inequalities faced by women had a big impact and she became involved in local community projects and building links between Tanzania and the UK, bringing funding and resources into the area. On her return to the UK, Kate worked as a teacher and later studied Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development at Imperial College.
She was delighted when the opportunity arose to work as the Mondo Country Manager in Tanzania and apply her background in education and management consultancy to the African context again. During her tenure the small business programme moved from pilot phase into full-scale roll-out and she hosted an inspirational set of volunteers in-country ranging from teachers to healthcare specialists to business people. Kate also managed Mondo’s construction projects of classrooms, toilets and water supplies. She has seen first-hand the incredible impact small amounts of targeted money and local support can have and is excited to be able to contribute to the Mondo family again as trustee.
Kate now works as Operations Manager for a Central London church, managing all things finance and HR, organising concerts, and running local outreach including a community fridge, holiday hunger programme, homeless shelter, community café and music academy.