Jen Sapitro
Co-founder, Uweza Aid Foundation

Jen Sapitro is Managing Director and co-founder of Uweza Aid Foundation. She first traveled to Kenya in 2006 to volunteer and then traveled between the USA and Kenya six more times before becoming a full time Kibera resident in 2011. She holds a Masters in Public Health, with a concentration on International Health and Development, and has also worked on family planning research and public health consulting in Nairobi. In leading Uweza's operations in Kibera, she focuses her efforts on listening to and promoting the ideas and solutions of Uweza's program participants and her Kenyan colleagues.