Samuel Grottis (President & CEO of AfricaWorks)
Tinashe Chitambira (Swaziland, Executive Director)
Joseph Matongo (Mozambique, Development Initiatives Coordinator)
Victorino Muchanga (Mozambique, Agribusiness program Manager)
Claudien Nsengimana (Mozambique, Administrator)
Vicente Samuel (Mozambique, Executive Director)
Irene Salvador Cuna (Mozambique, Director of Administration & Programs)
CEO/President: Samuel Grottis
The question often on my mind is: What inheritance will I leave for my family on this earth? Will my grandchildren continue to see what I see as I drive to the office every morning: young boys and girls, with hands outstretched, begging, as I wait for the red light to change? Is my God not able to change this situation? Has he not given me and other African Leaders the skills and ability to transform our Continent?
It is our time. Deborah (my wife) and I are convinced that God has called and purposed us to be instruments in creating a movement of Kingdom entrepreneurs, a movement within the church for economic transformation for all Africa’s people. We pray for and dream of African
leaders who are not self-seeking but willing to make a difference for the sick, hurting, hungry, naked, homeless, and vulnerable. We want to be a part of a leadership movement that inspires, motivates, and models a virtuous lifestyle.The plight and trajectory of Africa must be changed. Africa is endowed with huge resources, human and natural, and it is time that these resources are harnessed for the good of its people. There is a brighter tomorrow. We must meet the needs of the whole person and through God this is possible.Proverbs 3:22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” (NKJV) My translation of Proverbs 3:22 says, “for they fill you with life and bring you honour and respect.” Click here for more.
Regional Technical Director, Swaziland Director: Tinashe Chitambira
Tinashe Chitambira is one of the founding members of AfricaWorks and has held positions of senior manager in agribusiness & SME advisor for AfricaWorks Mozambique.
He has extensive experience in agriculture, community development, the implementation of agriculture development programs and agri-business commercial projects. He has been responsible for the development of the production and value chain interventions in fruit, vegetable, cotton, grain crops and poultry. He coordinates the implementation and replication of agribusiness and food security models by promoting viable market driven and community based businesses in agriculture.
Prior to joining AfricaWorks, Tinashe Chitambira worked as a project manager, program manager in community development; agribusiness consultant, operations director and branch manager in the cotton industry in Zimbabwe. He holds a BSc Honors degree in Agriculture from the University of Zimbabwe and is an MBA finalist. In 2009 he was nominated and identified as an Inspired Individual by TearFund (UK) under their Inspired Individual Initiative as a Christian social entrepreneur. Tinashe is married to Naomi and they have 3 children: Mietani, Rhulani and Litsako.