Mwende Edozie, New York, New York


 Mwende Edozie (L) and Melania Garcia

Mwende Edozie is originally from Migwani Location, Mwingi District in Kenya. She has resided in the United States for the past 15 years where, though far from home, she has maintained contact with Kenya. After witnessing the HIV/AIDS impact on Kenya, Mwende was moved to begin Twana Twitu. The rest is history. What began as a project would end up, a calling.

In May 2005, Mwende resigned from her corporate job to serve Twana Twitu more effectively. She was most recently an Assistant Vice President at a Wall Street Investment Bank where, as a primary writer for the Marketing Department, she focused on new business development. Mwende wrote and produced the company’s investment proposals as well as created and developed the firm’s sales and marketing brochures.

She serves on the International Council for Orphans International Worldwide. Mwende is also a member of the Kenya National Economic and Social Council (NESC), a Presidential advisory board focused on socioeconomic development. As Twana Twitu’s Founder and Chairperson, Mwende provides leadership, strategy and direction for the organization’s development.

She lives with her husband Emeka, and their sons, Uzoemezie “Mezz” and Nnameka Jaden, in Upstate New York. As a mother of two, her interests in this project are heartfelt and her commitment unparalleled.

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2 thoughts on “Mwende Edozie, New York, New York

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  2. Thanks much Mwende for the great work you are doing at Twana Twitu. I am also from Kyamboo Migwani and it touches me to see people do things that I may not be able to do right now…one day, just one day I will. I keenly follow up developments in Twana Twitu on the web and when it allows visit one of the families in your program.

    Ni muvea muno!! Thumbs up!

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