Since 2011, Richard Mhina has served Plant With Purpose Tanzania as the Country Director. Richard leads the local Tanzanian staff by setting priorities, strategies and overseeing implementation of programs as well as managing relations with stakeholders, communities, and donors. When we asked him about being the boss to his 65 local employees he corrected us by saying “no no, I get to be a servant to my 65 person staff.”
Richard recently finished his Masters in Business Administration and holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness from Sokoine University. Prior to his role as Director, Richard was the project manager for our Tanzanian program and has previous experience with other NGO’s as a loan officer. He is fluent in English and Swahili and enjoys playing Soccer. He is also an excellent piano player and is known to lead the entire staff in singing multi-part harmony from time to time.