Nominated for the award: Philanthropy
Company: The Olive Branch for Children
Position: Founder and Manager of Tanzanian Operations
Biography: The Olive Branch for Children was founded in 2005 by Deborah McCracken-Nangereke. The organization's main objective is to help remote communities in Tanzania assess their primary needs and establish programs that target the most vulnerable. The programs include care and educational programs for vulnerable children; Montessori-based, early childhood education facilities in remote communities; mobile medical clinics and at-home health services for vulnerable individuals and communities; financial autonomy services; business opportunities for artisans and so much more. The projects positively impact 65,000-85,000 lives on an annual basis.