Our Colleagues in Tanzania:
Joyce Liundi lives in Masasi, Tanzania, and works with the Anglican diocese. She is the lead worker of an organization that works to improve the lives of women, “Mother’s Union.” In this role, she works closely with women throughout the southern region and is well connected to many small women’s groups. Ms. Liundi leads the solar project for Solar Circle. She oversees the distribution of solar lights and directs an educational program that is essential to the solar project’s success.
Nora Kimu lives in Masasi and carries out the education program for Solar Circle. She travels by motorcycle to remote villages around Masasi, teaching the basics of solar lighting and organizing community service projects through which people can “earn” a light.
Our Board Members:
Erin Black is a federal liaison with the Medicaid program in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). She has worked for the State since the late ’90s as a fiscal analyst for the House of Representatives, budget analyst and manager for the State Budget Office, Medicaid Budget Manager for the MDHHS, and now in her more policy-oriented role as a federal liaison for Medicaid. After earning an MSW degree in administration, Erin became a program coordinator for a small non-profit working to improve access to health care, prior to working for the State. She served as Treasurer for the PTO at her daughter’s school for a year and continues to volunteer in other areas.
Nancy Conrad Evans lives in Florida and Michigan. She has taught fourth and fifth grade, served as an elementary school assistant principal, and worked as a principal in the East Lansing public schools. After her long career in education, she successfully owned and managed several retail stores in west Michigan. While working for charitable causes, she has dedicated much of her time to Solar Circle. In Florida, where the sun is wealth—”Jua mali”—she promotes Solar Circle by making presentations to service groups, churches, and private gatherings.