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Vivian Unterweger, Co-founder


Vivian-Unterweger-thumbVivian Unterweger has spent the past 35 years working in top financial positions at major Boston universities as well as grassroots organizations. Ms. Unterweger lived and taught in Tanzania for 2 years, returning frequently as a volunteer. In 2005 she co-founded a U.S. based organization to raise funds for projects supporting women's economic development, education, and access to legal justice. She continues that work with Moyo International. 





Joanna Leigh, Co-founder


Joanna-Leigh-thumbJoanna Leigh has studied extensively at the Doctoral level in International Development and Global Psychology. In 2006, she co-founded the international non-profit which has blossomed into Moyo. Joanna developed the Moyo Model of poverty reduction with an aim to reduce poverty across the globe. Her dedication to finding innovative solutions to poverty reduction exends to her private international consulting business in which she assists corporations, investors, social enterprises, and international NGOs in working within developing countries. Key in this work is "smart investing", mindful development, and showcasing the ability to do well fiscally while also doing good for the host country.



Ibrahim Mkwizu


Ibrahim-Mkwizu-thumbIbrahim Mkwizu lives and works in the Kilimanjaro region and is the Executive Director of Afrishare Solutions. He works with different groups (International 4H, Columbia and Brown University) as well as individuals who visit Tanzania for research, volunteering, and tourism. Mr. Mkwizu has served as a program officer at Cross Cultural Solutions and has worked as a youth leader, social researcher and community educator in the Kilimanjaro Region, as well as a facilitator for the HIV/AIDS International Project. He is an active partner with other poverty reduction and democracy building organizations throughout East Africa.




Larry Weinberg

Larry WeinbergLarry Weinberg is a retired lawyer and environmental specialist. In his retirement, he has served on the boards of a land trust and a health system and currently volunteers with a lifelong learning institute. In addition, he teaches mathematics part-time at a community college and a state university. An avid hiker, Larry climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to celebrate his 70th birthday and encouraged  his friends to donate to Moyo to celebrate this event. A long-time supporter of Moyo, while in Tanzania  he visited some of  Moyo’s projects and upon his return arranged for a law student to intern with the legal aid project AJISO.





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