Terry Gobanga

Founder/President

Kara Olmurani is a Non Profit Organization. The name comes from the Maasai tribe in Kenya and it means “I am a Warrior” A warrior deals with the situation at hand by confronting it, she knows that worrying will never conquer a besetting situation.

A warrior might be wounded physically or emotionally but as long as there is life in her, she will strive to pull out the inner strength and deal, instead of dwelling on what happened.​​​

Kara Olmurani was first birthed as a book “Crawling out of Darkness” in 2011. Our Founder and President Teresita or as known by many Terry, is the author and she captures her life's journey openly from being abducted and sexually assaulted by three men on her wedding day to losing her husband a few days later.

The book has been sold in many parts of the world and many people have reached out for help asking her to share her story in different forums from national TV channels, newspapers, conferences and many more. She choose this uncommon path of coming out and speaking openly so that she can encourage others who have gone through the ordeal.

Her story has also been shared on BBC online magazine

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39795047

She was awarded Cafe Ngoma, Humanitarian award 2017 for the recognition of the work she continues to do.

In 2016 she was also awarded the Timeless Woman of Wonder for her tireless efforts in restoring dignity to sexually assaulted women. She currently serves in the board of Kenya Women In The United States of America (KWITU)

Danne King

Board Member

Patrice Brown

Board Member

Patrice Brown is a native to South Florida.  She has served her community as an educator for over 25 years in both the public and private Christian school sectors spanning elementary, middle school, high school and collegiate levels.  She has also had the privilege of serving the body of Christ as a minister of music as an accompanist and vocalist, Bible study leader and Sunday school teacher.  She enjoys participating in Bible studies and ministry events particularly geared towards encouraging and equipping women to overcome struggles and succeed in the unique and specific call to womanhood in Christ.

Medina Bon

Board Member - Secretary

Medina Bonareri is a budding scientist who believes that she can make a difference in the world by interacting with numbers. She is passionate about impacting the lives of children and this is one of the motivating factors that give her the drive to work dilligently with unmatched zeal at Kara Olmurani. She is a born again Christian who lives in Kenya and serves as an associate pastor at Stones To Rubies Ministries. She doubles up in her roles as the Country Manager Kenya as the administrator and Terry's Personal assistant.
She is currently pursuing Bachelors degree of education specializing in Mathematics.

Rhoda Okinda

Board Member - Treasurer

Raised in a God fearing home, from a line of those in service, Rhoda has found herself gravitate towards service. 
Nonetheless, she find that some volunteer opportunities may not necessarily be as forefront as others, but are necessary. She received Christ as her personal saviour in 1984 and was baptized the same year. She has served in different volunteer capacities with CITAM Valley Road and CITAM Karen, Kenya. Maranatha Church, Wichita, KS, Lenexa Church, Lenexa, KS, Covenant Church, Carrollton, TX,  SIFA Voices USA, MUWA foundation, Carrollton, TX, Minnie's pantry, Plano. TX and with Maisha Intl , Oklahoma City, during their annual Gala. In addition she was the co-host for Church with the Pew (fka Church on Botox), Karisan Media in Dallas TX and USA tour coordinator for NPC Men's Chorale, 2012. My current volunteer involvement includes serving as Administrative leader for BSF international, Plano, TX, Treasurer and weekly prayer coordinator for the National Executive Board, CITAM-USA, Finance Volunteer with Charisma Tumaini Children's Center and most recently Local Treasurer for Kara Olmurani , Dallas, TX.  
Just for fun, she is self appointed as coordinator for all her 5 sisters work out program.  She is an Operations Analyst at a Financial Institution  where she has been blessed to work for the past 20 years. Some of her past time endeavors include fun time with family, travelling, biking, shoe shopping, going to the movies, dining and a good game night with friends. Additionally she enjoys baking  and  love Music of which she has participated in various concerts and events; any genre but Country (yes you will find her at a symphony).

Musimbi Maletjane

Kara Ambassador - Germany

Musimbi Maletjane is a Lesotho national with Kenyan origin. She is a developing professional with a keen interest in business administration, finance management and development disciplines. She currently reside and works for United Nations in Germany.

She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), a bachelor's degree in Business Studies and currently pursuing an entrepreneurial course with Harvard Business School.

Her experience includes: coordinating and managing projects, partnership development, resource mobilization for projects, providing administrative and financial support to high-profile UN events, and supporting work related to volunteerism and policy coherence for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Aside from that, she has founded two groups that encourages and guide women to venture into businesses and invest in Africa.

Maureen  Rachael Ambani

Kara Ambassador - Idaho US

Maureen Racheal Ambani is from Kenya, Africa and lives in Idaho, United States. She is an ordained minister  who oversaw 13 churches while in Kenya. She is a trained counselor, I.T specialist, motivational speaker and a former business woman. Maureen has organized medical camps through the church while in Africa. 
 

In Idaho, she works as a PCT( Patient Care Technician) and as a CCHT( Dialysis Technician). She is persuing her BsN ( Bachelor of Science in Nursing). 
 

She is a domestic violence survivor who turned her pain by helping families or individuals in similar situations.

Gathoni Machuhi

Kara Ambassador - Dubai

Gathoni lives and works in the United Arab Emirates as a Senior Human Resource Management Specialist. She is a certified coach who uses her skill to mentor and help others navigate through different seasons of life. She is passionate about individuals and their unique capabilities and hence her overarching goal in life is to inspire people to reach their highest potential.

She also believes in positively engaging and empowering others to enjoy what they do to in order to attain the highest balanced quality life.

She enjoys spending a lot of quality time “me time” with herself by doing things that she enjoys like listening to music, reading, traveling & adventure.

Mariam Nassozi

Country Manager - Uganda

Nassozi Mariam is a teacher by profession.She holds a second  class upper in Early Childhood Development from YMCA in Uganda. Mariam's passion is to empower children use their unique setting to fulfill their God given purposes and to transform their world
She has supported the children ministry at her church and all the other churches she has attended before that. During this Covid-19 pandemic period, Mariam has been supporting parents to adjust to the new normal of being thrust into a home schooling scenario they had not seen coming .Prior to this,Mariam has been an infant teacher at Homisdalled,and Kampala Academy in Uganda and has also volunteered at Pendo and Destiny Ville Nursery school,Jinja

Besides her passion for children,Mariam is a good communicator with a good sense of humor. She has a vast experience when it comes to working with people from diverse cultural settings and nationalities. Her contribution to community has included preparing study aids and teaching materials for under resourced schools. She has also recently volunteered in an initiative to mass produce reusable sanitary pads for the girl child.

EIN Number 85-2223734

Contacts

Kara US +1 206 434 9205

Kara Kenya +254 742 102 094

Kara Uganda +256 704 493 167

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