“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders to shine the spotlight on the purpose driven philanthropy that they conduct to promote inclusive development in Africa. By tracing their personal philanthropic trajectory, strategies and lessons learned, these philanthropists can inspire emerging philanthropists in Africa and elsewhere and share knowledge as they engage their peers. We hope that this series will serve as a learning tool and help expand a learning community of strategic African philanthropists.

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Why Give: Patrick Ngowi, Chairman, Light for Life Foundation

Why Give: Albert Nsengiyumva, Former Minister, Republic of Rwanda
Why Give: Albert Nsengiyumva, Former Minister, Republic of Rwanda
Why Give: Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Chandaria Foundation
Why Give: Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Chandaria Foundation
Why Give: Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder of Malaika.org
Why Give: Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder of Malaika.org
Why Give: Joyce Banda, Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation
Why Give: Joyce Banda, Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation
Why Give: Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Artist and Philanthropist
Why Give: Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Artist and Philanthropist
Why Give: Patrick Ngowi, Chairman, Light for Life Foundation
Why Give: Patrick Ngowi, Chairman, Light for Life Foundation
Why Give: Folorunsho Alakija, Founder, Rose of Sharon Foundation
Why Give: Folorunsho Alakija, Founder, Rose of Sharon Foundation
Why Give: Patrick Awuah, Founder and President of Ashesi University College
Why Give: Patrick Awuah, Founder and President of Ashesi University College
Why Give: Konji Sebati, CEO, Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa (IPASA)
Why Give: Konji Sebati, CEO, Innovative Pharmaceutical Association South Africa (IPASA)
Why Give: Frannie Léautier, Chairperson and Co-founding Partner, Mkoba Private Equity Fund
Why Give: Frannie Léautier, Chairperson and Co-founding Partner, Mkoba Private Equity Fund
Why Give: Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa, Advisor, Higherlife Foundation
Why Give: Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa, Advisor, Higherlife Foundation
Why Give: Aisha Muhammed Oyebode, Founder and CEO, Murtala Muhammed Foundation
Why Give: Aisha Muhammed Oyebode, Founder and CEO, Murtala Muhammed Foundation
Why Give: Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, Queen, Buganda Kingdom, Uganda
Why Give: Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, Queen, Buganda Kingdom, Uganda
Why Give: Sangu Delle, Chairman and CEO, Golden Palm Investments
Why Give: Sangu Delle, Chairman and CEO, Golden Palm Investments
Why Give: Tom McPartland, CEO, The ELMA Philanthropies Services (U.S.), Inc.
Why Give: Tom McPartland, CEO, The ELMA Philanthropies Services (U.S.), Inc.
Why Give: Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Shanduka Group
Why Give: Phuti Mahanyele, CEO, Shanduka Group
Why Give: Donné Nicol, Executive Director, Shanduka Group
Why Give: Donné Nicol, Executive Director, Shanduka Group
Why Give: Jim Ovia, Founder, Zenith Bank and Visafone
Why Give: Jim Ovia, Founder, Zenith Bank and Visafone
Why Give: Yasmin Belo-Osagie, Co-founder of She Leads Africa
Why Give: Yasmin Belo-Osagie, Co-founder of She Leads Africa
Why Give: Strive Masiyiwa, Founder, Higher Life Foundation
Why Give: Strive Masiyiwa, Founder, Higher Life Foundation
Why Give: Anthony Farr, CEO, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Why Give: Anthony Farr, CEO, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Why Give: Mamphela Ramphele, Activist, Medical Doctor and Politician
Why Give: Mamphela Ramphele, Activist, Medical Doctor and Politician
Why Give: Nkululeko Sowazi, Chairman, Kasigo Tiso Holdings
Why Give: Nkululeko Sowazi, Chairman, Kasigo Tiso Holdings
Why Give: Wendy Appelbaum, Trustee, The Donald Gordon Foundation
Why Give: Wendy Appelbaum, Trustee, The Donald Gordon Foundation
Why Give: Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson, Higher Life Foundation
Why Give: Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson, Higher Life Foundation
Why Give: James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank
Why Give: James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank
Why Give: Gloria Atta, Non-Executive Director, TY Danjuma Foundation
Why Give: Gloria Atta, Non-Executive Director, TY Danjuma Foundation
Why Give: Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman, Emerging Markets, Telecommunications Services, Ltd.
Why Give: Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman, Emerging Markets, Telecommunications Services, Ltd.
Why Give: Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Why Give: Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Why Give: Toyin Saraki, Founder and President of the WellBeing Foundation Africa
Why Give: Toyin Saraki, Founder and President of the WellBeing Foundation Africa