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Meet our team

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Our dynamic and diverse team consists of a multinational group of volunteers and paid staff

There is Hope works with an incredible group of talented, passionate people who are devoted to the cause. Our vision has always been to train and involve people from the local community and refugees from Dzaleka camp. We want to see more enthusiastic people develop their skills, helping others and making a difference in the local community. At There is Hope, we aim to increase our paid staff, giving people income and dignity but we also rely on the generous contribution of our volunteers. We want you to see the people behind the work here, the beautiful faces of so many incredibly good people.


Cathreen Ndege-Chirwa Executive Director
Mabutho Munthali Director of Finance and Administration
Florisa Magambi Director of Kibébé Limited
Doreen Fachi Programs Manager
Dalitso Mombera Human Resource Officer
Francisco Fhote Communications Coordinator                                                                                                                                                        Beatrice Chitimbe Education Coordinator
Nice Mwafulirwa Vocational Training Coordinator
Mickson Chunga Leadership Development Coordinator
Maria Doreen-Chiponde Kibébé Coordinator
Austin Mwiska Accountant
Edward Tembo Administrative Officer


Board of Trustees

Chiza P. Jere (Board Chair)

John C. Mastern

Lomagazi Jere

Simalike Musyani

Innocent Magambi

Peter Gowoka

Social Enterprise team / Kibébé

This is the team supporting over 40 artisans lovingly handcrafting eco-inclusive ethical products under the Kibébé brand at Dzaleka refugee camp. 

Vocational Training team

Our vocational training programme is delivered under the leadership of teachers from the refugees and host community.

Issah Mzaliwa (translator), Fabrice Martin (translator), Lovemore Odillo (carpentry level 2 instructor) Sarah Kamwendo (plumbing instructor), Noel Chawala (welding instructor), George Matafale (bricklaying instructor), Berthilde Munkanzigiye (tailoring instructor), Bashali Delyson (carpentry level 1 instructor), Nice Mwafulirwa, Vocational Training Coordinator.

Lilambwe Centre staff

We employ a number of people who are permanently based at our centre outside Dzaleka refugee camp, providing services to over 200 people per day.

From left to right: Aline Uwineza (cleaner), Lazarus Manyonga (gardener), Osly Ndhlovu (Centre Manager), Claudine Uwera (Administrative Assistant & Kibébé Production Supervisor).

Bible chool staff

Our Bible school is led by an inter-denominational, multicultural group of pastors: Sadi Lukozi (translator), Johnson Lungu (translator), Pastor Munfano Farini Desire, Reverend Peter Waya, Pastor Maurice Banda, Reverend Robert Banda, Pastor Mickson Chunga (Leadership Development Coordinator), Vincent Arnold (Librarian)