Irene Kimani – East Africa Director
Irene is a professional accountant with over five years’ experience in financial management. Her expertise includes: Budgeting and forecasting, taxation, project funds management and general financial management. She has been involved in USAID-Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project (KHCP) funds management, accounting, and reconciliation of donor funded projects.
Lucy Guchi – Accounts & Administration Assistant
Lucy Gichu is a CPA (K) Graduate. She was raised up in a remote rural area where most of the basic needs, education materials, and spiritual guidance were offered by charity organizations. This grew her deep appreciation for non-profits and she was inspired from her early childhood years to take part in empowering people from humble backgrounds. Lucy joined the SAI/Servant Forge team in 2015 as an accounts intern and acquired skills that she now applies to serve as accounts and administration assistant. She is thankful that SAI/ Servant Forge has given her an opportunity to fulfill her dream of serving the community.
Linnette Muga – GBV Program Officer
Linnette Muga graduated from University of Nairobi in December 2016 and received Second Class Upper Honors. She participates in AYLF’s leadership program and has been the recipient of their mentorship for the last two years. She didn’t just sit back and let that mentorship stay with her. She decided to participate in SEMA’s mentorship program for over a year and dedicated her time to mentoring high school students nearing graduation. She also got the opportunity to intern with SEMA and has dedicated her skills to ensuring the program runs smoothly. We are thrilled to have someone who took part in SEMA’s activities now play a key role in its leadership! To her, SEMA “is a program that invests in the youth, encouraging them and creating awareness on issues affecting them in our society. It is a program that advocates for everyone to love one another and accept each other regardless of gender or any other factor.” During her time with SEMA, Linnette wants to make sure that “SEMA is a safe space, a platform enabling everyone and anyone to be able to speak out whenever they have something to say, or are in need, and not be afraid to tell their truth and story.” Linnette embodies the quote by Maya Angelou, “If you learn, teach and if you get, be sure to give.”
Rebecca Reed – Communications Officer
Rebecca is Servant Forge’s Communications Consultant as well as assists with the Kenya Gender Based Violence Project (KGBVP). She also oversees numerous missions teams from the US wanting to serve in Kenya. She organizes and orchestrates the mission experience, as well as having great success in her fundraising campaigns for Servant Forge projects and partners. Rebecca also is designing the orientation manuals for visitors and missionaries to Servant Forge’s Kenya.
James Ngugi – Logistics Coordinator
James grew up in Lunga Lunga, one of Nairobi’s slum neighborhoods, and has overcome a variety of odds in his young life. Starting off as a driver for SAI, James quickly displayed loyalty, diligence, and potential. As the first-hired Kenyan SAI staff person, James assisted the company in its early days of partnership development, mobilizing and coordinating youth from the slums to participate in SAI’s Kenya Youth Employment and Empowerment Initiative, a USAID-funded project enhancing the futures of Kenya’s young population. James currently serves as SAI’s Logistics Assistant, and he continues to be the best driver on Nairobi’s crowded roads.
Flora Mwikali – New Scent Centre International Director
Flora Mwikali graduated from Scott Theological College with a bachelor’s degree in theology, in response to God’s call to enter the ministry. She initially served in church ministry as the head of her area’s Christian Education department, concentrating on youth ministry: writing materials, counseling, and public speaking. During those years, Flora co-founded an evangelism and discipleship ministry to serve the people of Kenya and beyond. In this effort, Flora facilitated group social service activities such as distributing food to the poor and visiting the sick. These experiences cultivated within Flora a strong passion of justice for, and the healing of, sexually assaulted women, for her visits frequently brought to light issues of gender-based violence (GBV) in the community.