Luyando foundation women in Africa is founded by Fernando Musukwa and Kim Droppert. Luyando means ‘love’ in ILA, the language of the Zambian tribe Fernando was born into. The Love and the strength for the women is the drive of Luyando. It is for the reason why Luyando Foundation was created in 2011. Our focus is to empower women in Africa women and young girls.
Director, BBA graduate, social entrepreneur, HIV Clinical Social Worker/HIV Paediatric Counsellor
Fernando Musukwa was born and grew up in Zambia. He worked for an NGO for six years as a HIV Clinical Social Worker and HIV Pediatric Counselor. His mother was a strong woman but she died young and health one week later after she was admitted in the hospital. In 2009, Fernando started a Women Support Group, to empower and train HIV+ women in health related illnesses. These women are now giving health education in their own neighborhood, helping to prevent further HIV-infections and reducing stigmatizing. In 2015, Fernando Musukwa graduated with Bachelors of Business Administration from Rotterdam Business School.
Chair Person,Specialized nurse in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Master Urban Education student
Kim Droppert-Musukwa was born and grew up in the Netherlands. Kim is a specialized nurse in Obstetrics and Gynecology. After training student nurses in the Netherlands, she went to Zambia in 2008 to continue teaching for student nurses in Lusaka Zambia. In 2010, Kim went back to Zambia. During her visit, she spent wonderful time with the Women Support Group that Fernando started working and learning how these women spend their time taking care of their children and extended families. Most of these women, were HIV positive, single parents with more than ten members of their household including their children. Some children were HIV positive and some were not.