Tunda Lepore is the Senior Case Manager in the Primary department. She is an Indigenous woman from the Maasai community. Her early childhood experience where she had to overcome both community and peer pressure to go through female genital cut and early marriage inspired her to become a children’s rights champion.
Tunda attended the 6th Global forum of indigenous people at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome. The Forum is the place for indigenous representatives to give recommendations to IFAD and the Member States of the United Nations regarding IFAD’s programs in the countries. She was honored to present the synthesis of deliberation from the Forum to the Governing Council. She also had an opportunity to visit Vatican City on 10th Feb and talk with Pope Francis. Tunda says that this was a great opportunity to continue learning, networking, and growing in her leadership journey for the work she does at Ngong Road Children Foundation.