Our Team

The Small Things has always been focused on empowering community members to solve their own problems in a sustainable way, and keeping the children in our care deeply embedded in their community. For that reason, 100% of our permanent program staff are Tanzanian, and most grew up in this very village! “Mzungu” (foreign) staff and volunteers serve as a support system for the local team – mobilizing support worldwide, lending expertise where we can, and learning from the community as we go.

We also have several staff working for the Families and Futures Coalition of Tanzania (FFCT), which is currently a project of The Small Things. You can see our FFCT staff here.

Bekka Ross Russell

Bekka Ross Russell

Founder and Executive Director
Rehema Mussa

Rehema Mussa

Managing Director

 

Mama Pendo

Mama Pendo

Child Welfare Manager
Charles Elam Ayo

Charles Elam Ayo

Outreach Manager
Sofia Mungure

Sofia Mungure

Operations Manager, FFCT
Oggu Nanyaro

Oggu Nanyaro

Senior Capacity Building Coordinator, FFCT
Reuben Samwel

Reuben Samwel

Senior Visitor and Volunteer Coordinator
Josh Lowry

Josh Lowry

Senior Development Coordinator
Lucia Kimonge

Lucia Kimonge

Education Coordinator
Vicky Kisanga

Vicky Kisanga

Child Welfare Coordinator
Emanuel Mungure

Emanuel Mungure

Family Preservation Coordinator
Reuben Pallangyo

Reuben Pallangyo

Social Enterprise Coordinator
Scott Rotzoll

Scott Rotzoll

Development Coordinator
Meshack Mungure

Meshack Mungure

Accounting Officer
Zawadi Chilimo

Zawadi Chilimo

VICOBA & Operations Officer