MWIDEFU was officially registered as a non-profit organization in Tanzania in 1994. It was founded by the people Mwika to spark development and to pull the community of Mwika out of poverty.
MWIDEFU is made up of people of Mwika who volunteer their time in the service of their community. It has a skeletal organization consisting of an Executive Chairman (elected for a 3-year term), Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and an Office Manager who doubles as MWIDEFU secretary. The Office manager is its sole staff on payroll.
From time to time, when project implementation requires inordinate amount of time or transport costs, MWIDEFU provides a modest compensation to its volunteers.
Satellite MWIDEFU groups, found in Dar es Salaam and eventually other cities within Tanzania as well as outside the country, provide support with ideas, connections, and contributions.
Commissioner Genera of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and
member of the UN Committee f Experts in International Cooperation in Tax Matters
Director, Sugar Board of Tanzania
Herieli Kida – Former Parliamentarian
Dr. S. S. Kimaro
Dr. N. E. Kombe
S. S. Lyimo
J. M. Mariki
E. E. Mori
Augustine Mrema – Former Second Vice President of Tanzania and current Parliamentarian representing the Vunjo constituency which includes Mwika
Late Emmanuel Msella – Senior Manager of the National Bank of Commerce, Tanzania
W. E. Mtenga
Chairman: Volunteer – Dr. Sadikiel N. Kimaro
Retired economist, International Monetary Fund
Former head, President’s Economic Policy Advisory Unit (PEPAU), the State House, Tanzania
Chairman of the Board, Uchumi Bank, Moshi, Tanzania and a Rotarian
Office Manager and Secretary – Glory Mlaki
(the only paid staff) and farmer
Volunteer – Rev. Panga
Pastor, Kondiki parish, Mwika