David Mwendele



When David observed many youth in his community succumb to truancy, delinquency, joblessness, and drugs he resolved to make a difference. From his spiritual motivation, David founded the Let God Be You Foundation. The mission of the organization is to provide quality education and life skills to youth and children to help them overcome challenges they face in life and become leaders of positive change in their society.

David started out by securing a loan from a friend to begin training youth on how to make hard cover exercise books, a skill he learned after working long hours at a factory in his teens. These books were sold to generate revenues, which then funded the transportation, and food needs for these youth, and the class’s operational costs. David also taught local youth the art of embroidery, t-shirt printing, baking, and photography. In two years, he has trained over 100 local youth with skills that have spawned 4 other profitable ventures.

David is a serial entrepreneur who is very mission-oriented. He sees himself as a part of a larger whole and this is why he was not able to sit idly by while watching his fellow youth decay.

In 2014, David has moved into a new, larger space, and has expanded Let God Be You Foundation into an internet café and study area for local youth. As of 2015, David Mwendele, began to offer the BRIDGE Program, a microlending program for single mothers to enable them to provide for their children. From 2014 to 2015, the number of beneficiaries for his enterprise increased from 40 to 50.

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