Elizabeth Yakubu has over 20 years of experience working with women from diverse backgrounds. She uses her life experiences to encourage young men and women who come from deprived communities to keep pushing until they fulfill their dreams. Elizabeth has been a business owner, a community trainer, and then worked for World Vision training women in vocational skills. In 2010 she began a partnership with HHI doing training projects throughout northern Ghana and other west African, including the Saboba women’s group who harvests shea for our Women of Hope products. She now runs God’s Will Vocational Institute in northern Ghana where she equips at-risk students with vocational skills and spiritual strength.
Elizabeth is inspired by her daughter and grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to cook, take walks, learn new skills, and spend time with her grandchildren.
Lillian is passionate about the HHI ministry and loves changing the lives of children, women, and elderly people. She earned a Diploma in Medical Records and Information Management and has eight years of working experience with various NGOs providing healthcare education. She began working as the Women of Hope Uganda Coordinator in 2022 and now facilitates business training and business management throughout northern Uganda.
She has two sons and lives in Arua City, Uganda.
Paulina Martin is a gifted teacher and administrator who serves as the Women of Hope Coordinator in Tanzania. In 2002 she graduated from the Nairobi Great Commission School with an Andvanced Certificate in Bible and Missions. She then began working at the Andrew Connally School of Preaching in Arusha, Tanzania as the Administrative Lead. HHI volunteers connected Women of Hope to Paulina and in 2021 she began serving as the Women of Hope Coordinator. She now trains diverse groups of women and manages several businesses and loans throughout northern Tanzania.
Paulina is married and a mother of three children and is active in her community as a teacher and business woman.
Jannette Akoth is passionate about giving hope to the hurting, especially women, children, and prison ministries by pointing people to Jesus, our everlasting hope. Jannette graduated from the Nairobi Great Commission Theological College with a Diploma in Bible & Missions and Computer Studies. She began working with HHI as a Hunger to Harvest trainer in 2012, teaching sustainable gardening skills throughout western Kenya.In 2021 she shifted to become the Kenya Women of Hope Coordinator and began facilitating trainings for hundreds of women throughout Kenya.
She is married to her husband Chris and they have three daughters and one son. She also serves as the Head of Mercy and Hospitality and the Winyo church of Christ in Rongo, Kenya.
Loveness Nkhata is an experienced trainer and teacher who has been empowering women in Malawi for many years. She received a Certificate of Education and began working with a community-based organization as a Reproductive Health Assistant, training rural women in women’s and family health. She began as the Women of Hope Malawi Coordinator in 2022 and now facilitates training and coaching for networks of female entrepreneurs throughout Malawi. She lives with her husband and four children in the village of Tombolombo and is passionate about serving women and sharing the ministry of HHI.
Ngonidzashe Mudzani is passionate about working with rural women and collaborating with churches to bring these women into the economy in Zimbabwe. She holds a BA Honors Degree in Development Studies, a Masters in Demography and Population Studies, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation all from Great Zimbabwe University. She has worked with multiple government agencies and nonprofit organizations facilitating and monitoring projects. She began working as the Women of Hope Zimbabwe Coordinator in 2021 and oversees multiple entrepreneurship initiatives throughout Zimbabwe.
Rosemarlin lives with her family in Gonaives, Haiti where she serves as the Women of Hope Haiti Coordinator. She is currently studying English and is moving toward studying office management, interpreting, and entrepreneurship as well. In her free time she enjoys doing macrame.
Rosemarlin is passionate about serving women who are suffering and helping them to realize their dreams through business so that they can improve their quality of life and be productive members in their communities. She hopes that through business women will also see God working in their lives and their hope will be restored.