Aginatha F. Rutazaa – Executive Director
She is a Social Scientist with a Masters in Community Economic Development, acquired in 2009. She is the founder and first Managing Director of TUSONGE, since its inception in 2011.
She possesses leadership, organization development facilitation and action research skills. She is will conversant with the application of Human Rights based approach in all community interventions.
She is fluent in both English and Swahili languages.
Mrs. Rutazaa is a widow surviving with two girls.
Lilian H. Maro – Administrative Secretary, Communications Office and Cashier
She is in charge of all communications at TUSONGE as well as administrative support to the Managing Director. She supports the Accountant through her position as the Cashier.
Her strengths include excellent command of all computer programs.
She is married with three children.
Ayubu J. Akyoo – Accountant
He graduated from the Institute of Financial Management (IFM) and has an extensive background in financial management with community-based project since 2013.
He is in charge of all TUSONGE finances and procurement of organization resources following prevailing policies.
Omega Mchaki – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
She acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development in 2013 from Tengeru Institute of Development based in Arusha.
She is responsible for planning and developing all M & E tools for TUSONGE projects as well as providing feedback to the team on change within the projects based on the assessment indicators.
She facilitates ongoing capacity building for Community Monitoring and Evaluation teams to better support TUSONGE in tracking changes within their own communities. She is directly linked with the Director’s office and offers technical advice and feedback regarding organizational resources and results obtained to ensure that the decision making process is through and proper.
Omega is fluent in both English and Swahili.
Consolata Kinabo – Human Rights Coordinator
She holds a Master’s Degree in International Law and Human Rights and has rich experience in the field of legal and human rights.
She is in charge of TUSONGE’s human rights programmes which began in 2014.The program includes women, youth and children. She has worked as a project officer in change of a children’s advocacy program based in Arusha for about 6 years.
It is her passion to serve the communities, namely women, children and youth whose rights are infringed and undervalued in all aspects of life. Her conviction is: “the life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” by Martin Luther King.
Consolata is fluent in both English and Swahili.
Haikael E. Manase – Field Worker
She holds an advanced diploma in social work and has been a practicing social worker since 2015.
Before being appointed as programme Officer, Haika was previous working as volunteer in TUSONGE for all most 3 months. She is a young lady experienced in community development works.
She is passionate in changing community perception on social and economic aspects. She believes that, community are surrounded by full of resources what we need as community development activist is to transform their mindset into a better utilization of available resources.
She also advocacy for gender justice and equal rights for all. Haika is open-minded, positive and eager to learn from others as she believes that learning is an endless journey.
Her main role in TUSONGE is overall in charge of all community issues under Economic Empowerment program.
Eva Minja – Field Worker
Eva Minja is a social worker under the Economic Empowerment project implemented by TUSONGE. She has entrepreneurship and community development skills and is open to learning and helping others achieve their goals.
She believes that ‘Dreams do not work unless you do’.
Eva is fluent in both English and Swahili.
Joyce D. Kessy – Field Worker
Joyce holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rural Development graduated at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
She is working as a Field worker under Economic Empowerment project, but also in charge of the project that focuses on Ending Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation implemented by TUSONGE and her partner, The Foundation for Civil Society.
She is passionate about working for and with marginalized groups especially children, women and People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) in her local community in Tanzania. She has previous experienced in child protection projects which focused on educating the communities on child rights and the strategies to support children.
She has the skills of projects management, reports ad proposals writing as well as facilitation with the use of more participatory methodologies
Also she emphasizes on equality between women and men and believes there is ability in disability.
Joyce is fluent in both English and Swahili.
Hosiana Minja – Office Attendant
She is among TUSONGE’s beneficiaries since 2011. Due to her appealing performance, she was recruited as office attendant to add value in her income.
She is a single mother with one son.
She is fluent in Swahili.
Ainea Petro – Driver
He is TUSONGE’s driver since 2014.
He is in charge of the organization/ project motor vehicle and ensuring that team members are driven in a safe and timely manner to their destinations so that they can attend to their work.
He is fluent in Swahili.
Helen Peter – DI-VICOBA Programme Officer
Helen has a master degree on Co-operative and Community Development and a bachelor’s degree of Public Administration.
At a personal level she have always engaged herself in different projects on women and girls, microfinance, Village community bank, village serving and loan associations. She have an experience of 4 years working with CARE International Tanzania under Microlead and Expansion programme in Kilimanjaro Region. Link up programme in Dar Es Salaam, Pwani, Morogoro, Mtwara, Lindi and Zanzibar in partnership with WWF in formulating and linking Village saving and loan associations to the formal financial Institutions.
My passion is to make a positive impact in the society by specifically focusing on microfinances, research work, precisely in ascertaining serving and loan related community issues, both positive to be enhanced and negative to be intervened.
She is married and have two beautiful twins’ girls.