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Board Members

Mbuyu “Puma” Wa Mbuyu, President & Co-founder, is a master electrician in Washington, D.C.  Every year since 1994, until the 2020 covid epidemic, Puma has organized the AWIEF projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the summer while pursuing his job in the United States during the rest of the year.  He has remained in D.R. Congo since 2020 to help his community face new challenges. He is a recipient of the Ron Hering Mission of Service award from the Mankind Project for taking action to live his mission in the world.

Mbuyu "Puma" Wa Mbuyu 

James Carpenter, Treasurer and Chief Geek.  ’s professional background is in math, statistics, economic survey design and information technology.  He has been active in his community for 40 years in energy, environment and peace issues.  He has traveled to the Congo five times with Puma since 2002 to build computer labs and teach.


Amsale Kassa is from Ethiopia and currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She has a degree in Cybersecurity and International Business Management. She has worked in the
IT area, but prefers working with non-profit organizations
like Able & Willing.

Amsale Kassa 
Maggie Nato Lusweti is from Kenya and is currently a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, working near Baltimore.  She has a master’s degree in International Trade and speaks Swahili and Spanish.  She is the  mother of two boys. Maggie has organized Able & Willing’s efforts to help schools in Kenya and she is currently working on a project to establish a school for children with developmental challenges in Bungoma County in Western Kenya.