Working together for a common goal
Since the creation of its first saving group, the dedicated CfD team has grown to bring together a diverse bunch of people, passions and skills from Uganda and beyond.
Though rarely all in the same timezone we work together to achieve a common goal – to support and let the world know about the entrepreneurs of Bulambuli.
Check out who we all are and what we do below:
Inigo is a young senior civil engineer who works in worldwide projects related with water, sites development and sustainable infrastructures. At the moment as a Senior International Development consultant of Arup, the company where he has been working since he joined as a graduate. Inigo did a 6 months volunteering placement in Bulambuli, Uganda with the same communities that CfD supports now.
Sandra works in the International Development field as a Head of Programmes of UNOPS. She has a background in engineering and holds a Masters in International Development. Her expertise is around project planning, implementation and evaluation, in contexts such as poverty-reduction strategies, livelihood resilience programs and economic and social policies in developing countries.
In the past, she spend 6 months working with the local communities in Bulambuli and 2 years living in Uganda while working with UNOPS.
Fundraising and Legal
Pilar is a human resources professional specialising in talent management with a passion for supporting people untap their potential and fulfil their aspirations. Her educational background is in law and politics, studying a Masters in Migration and Development to broaden her knowledge on these areas. She has volunteered and supported different NGO’s since a very early age and is currently living in the UK.
Marc has over a decade of international experience, as a director of startups and business units in technology and digital marketing.
Based in London since the end of 2016, he decided to focus on the development of social enterprises, NGOs and purpose led businesses. He has advised RBS’s community investment fund, the Social Innovation Exchange and Global Action Plan. He currently drives Loop’s development in Europe, a revolutionary waste-free shopping platform, acting as Marketing Director.
Governance and Legal Advisor
Matt is a Management Consultant with over 10 years experience working in Financial Services.
A proud Yorkshireman, Matt is originally from Sheffield UK and started his career with Santander in 2009 after completing a Politics degree at Newcastle University. With roles spanning a variety of disciplines, Matt now specialises in digital transformation and is responsible for a large project portfolio focusing on mobile and digital expansion.
Matt is also a School Governor and Chairs the Resources committee for a comprehensive school in SE London.
He has been supporting CfD since the start of 2019.
Internal Audit and Risk Management
Cristina has more than 10 years of professional experience providing assurance and effectively implementing risk management models. Cristina has worked in a diverse range of sectors and countries and her last role as an internal auditor in an INGO in the UK gave her the tools to better understand key risks faced by charities and their internal processes. Cristina spent 3 months collaborating in the development of the M&E strategy and results framework for CfD in Bulambuli. She is based now in Madrid working in a finance role in Action Against Hunger.
Quique Fernández Sánchez
Field Volunteer 2020
Field Volunteer 2020
Previously a member of one of the CfD saving groups, Beatrice has become the programme coordinator due to her skills and is now responsible for supporting groups 2, 3, 7, 10 and 12 on their weekly meetings.
She graduated in Administration and spent two years working abroad in Kenya.
Editor and Designer
Marta has been involved with media and design since 2006. She specializes in editorial design and works for various publishers, Spanish and international. She is also a member of the designing team for Teatro La Abadía, in Madrid. Photography, web design, copywriting and proofreading are among her professional skills, too. Marta is a team worker and she loves to surround herself among people who are interested in creating enriching and emotional experiences.
Sarah Bradbury is a policy manager with an MSc in International Development and experience working in the energy and international development sectors in London and overseas. Passionate about improving the lives of others, particularly the empowerment of women, Sarah works with the team on our campaigns and communications to help raise the profile of the entrepreneurs of Bulambuli.
Ana left architecture to pursue her passion, computers. She discovered structures in programming and beauty in code. In love with databases and ETL processes, she keeps looking at Big Data as her next target and never slips the opportunity to learn, trying to get a synoptic view of all fields. Her experience in managing teams, both in architecture and sailing, drew her to agile methodologies which she intends to further deepen.
Previous field volunteer
Will is young civil engineer working for Arup on a range of infrastructure projects all over the world. He completed a five month placement in Uganda from 2014-2015, and was tasked with closing the successful Arup Water and Sanitation project, whilst continuing the work of Communities of Development. Back in the UK Will continues to work as part of the CFD team, through assisting with the planning and management of activities in the field.
Joyce is a member of the Bulambuli community who has worked on various community projects in the area. She has joined the CfD team to supervise and monitor saving groups. She is responsible for supporting groups 1, 2, 3, 4 , 9 and 11 on their weekly meetings and assists with conflict resolution.
Previous Field Volunteer Programme Coordinator
Marta previously worked in marketing in London, specialising in peer to peer lending with Funding Circle. Having always held a passion for international development, Marta has driven forward C4D projects out in Uganda as our Programme Coordinator for the last six months and is now planning to make forge a career in the sector, starting with a Masters in September.
We could not have reached where we are today without the incredible individuals and organisations that have given their time, money or skills to support us.