Widows are often displaced from their homes by in-laws and forced to turn to begging

Introduction

The Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF) is a non-governmental organization based in Accra, Ghana. It was founded by Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi (known in public life as Akumaa Mama Zimbi) who is a Ghanaian women's rights leader, television and radio broadcast journalist, actress and marriage counselor committed to enhancing the status of underprivileged women and children in Ghana and reviving broken marriages.

The organization is committed to motivate, empower and support widows and their needy children, educate adolescents on their sexual and reproductive health, and also help educate the public on healthy relationships and marriage through counseling. It was founded in 2004 but was duly registered and incorporated under the Companies Code, 1963 (Acts 179) of Ghana in 2008.

Board Members

Elizabeth Kusi-Nsiah

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Is the Fund Administrator of the Ghana Adventist Heritage Fund at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. She is also the C.E.O of Uni-Tech Educational Services..

Chairperson

AKUMAA MAMA ZIMBI

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(known in private life as Dr. Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi) is the Founder and Executive Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF). She is a multiple international award-winning Actress, Women's Rights Activist, TV and Radio Personality.

Executive Director

Mary Benedicta Buako

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is the Board Chairperson of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF). She is a former Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB - Ghana), and Chairperson of the Alliance of African Institute of Bankers (AAIOB), a continental body of banking institutes in Africa for a two year period, 2008 to 2010.

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Gladys Lily Oforiwaa Addo

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is a retired educationist, a widow and a marriage counselor

Board Member

Prince Anin-Agyei

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Is the Projects Director of Mama Zimbi Foundation (MZF). He is also a reputable Broadcast Journalist.

Projects Director

Pastor Dr. Gabriel Kofi Boahen

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is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Valley View University in Accra, Ghana. He is also a renowned author and a Pastor in Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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Larry Fenning Twumasi

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Is a renowned Chef and owner of Larry Fenns Baking and Catering Services. He is also a seasoned marriage counselor and motivational speaker.

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Frederick Tetteh Padi

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Has a long standing professional experience in the agricultural and automobile engineering industry. He is a distinguished member of the Society of Automobile Engineers, Institute of Incorporated Engineers and Ghana National Association of Garages.

Board Secretary

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