Who we are

Our team

Maxwell Donkor, Managing Director - Ghana
I am Maxwell Yaw Donkor, from the Ashanti region of Ghana. I work for an organisation called Thrive Africa, which builds libraries in schools around Kumasi. I also pastor a church in a town called Sepaase. During a trip to nearby Besease, I noticed the large number of young mothers and the challenges they face. The desire to help them compelled me to form an idea for a new project. I am a believer in education, and serving the community motivates me. Enliven Mama Africa embodies my idea and beliefs.

Sarah Bibbey, Managing Director - USA
I am Sarah Michelle Bibbey of Laporte, Colorado, USA and Afia Adinkra of Atwima Boko, Ghana. I visited Ghana with personal goals to learn about the life of another culture, and I wanted to see Africa for myself. My greatest desire, though, was to build relationships with Ghanaians and make a difference in their lives. One day, on the way home from school in the tro-tro, I met Maxwell, who has become our managing director. We began to talk, which is uncommon in tro-tros. In the next few months, we continued to communicate and I decided to become involved in the work of development in Ghana. Maxwell launched the idea, and I listened. We brainstormed, researched, argued, played, and finally gave birth to Enliven Mama Africa.

Katie Emerson, Volunteer Co-ordinator – UK
I am Katie Emerson, from England. I initially met Maxwell when I came to Ghana to volunteer in the summer of 2014, where I literally fell in love with the country and the people. I have a real passion for volunteering, particularly with children and have volunteered in the UK, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Ghana. Since returning to the UK, I have been helping Maxwell develop the future of Enliven Mama Africa and our vision to help as many young mothers as possible.
We also have a team of dedicated drivers, cooks and fundraisers