Field Team

  • Philip Arscott is the East Africa Regional Director, originally from San Francisco, CA. During his career with Village Enterprise, he has traveled extensively in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, taking on his current role of managing strategy, operations and personnel across Kenya and Uganda in January 2015. He was previously Senior Fellow in 2011 based in Uganda and then Director of Finance and Africa Support form 2012-2014. Philip graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Economics in 2007 and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and cooking.

    Philip Arscott
    East Africa Regional Director
  • Winnie joined Village Enterprise in 2010 as a Volunteer Business Mentor and was promoted to Employed Business Mentor in June 2011. She was promoted and worked as the Field Coordinator of the Soroti Area, working alongside Isaac Otim, and has recently in 2014 assumed the position as Country Director of Uganda. Before Village Enterprise, Winnie worked at Alliance High School as an A-Level teacher and then Erimu College as an Administrator. She holds a BA in Education from Makerere University in Kampala and loves singing and reading.

    Winnie Auma
    Country Director, Soroti, Uganda
  • Tadeo Muriuki grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. He attended University in the United States where he received his Bachelors and Masters degree. Tadeo worked in the US for several years before moving back to Kenya. His work experience in Kenya includes working as a Research Manager for AMPATH in Eldoret, Kenya and more recently as a Project Director with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) in Western Kenya. During his free time, Tadeo spends his time with his wife and two young children.

    Tadeo Muriuki
    Country Director, Kenya
  • Fabian Khamati was born and raised in Kakamega, Kenya. Fabian holds a Junior Accounts Clerk Certificate in addition to his diploma in Finance and Commercial Law. He has a wide range of training in finance, management credit risk analysis, and basic computers from both local and international institutions and is currently pursuing a degree in Commerce Finance. Before joining Village Enterprise as a Business Mentor in 2012, Fabian worked for a bank in both Nairobi and Mombasa.

    Fabian Khamati
    Assistant Country Director, Kenya
  • Peter grew up in Arua District of Uganda. He holds a Bachelors degree in Development Studies from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Before joining Village Enterprise in 2013, he worked for over 5 years as a Program Officer with West Nile Private in Arua/Nebbi Districts, a project funded by CARE International. Peter was responsible for promoting village savings and loans associations, training on financial literacy and entrepreneurship/business development skills, and creating linkages to financial services. He has also worked as a consultant, helping to implement farmer institutional development programs and forming and strengthening savings and credit cooperative societies. In his free time, Peter likes to listen to music, watch news and Manchester United football.

    Peter Dema
    Assistant Country Director, Hoima, Uganda
  • Ellen Metzger joined Village Enterprise in 2010. Since joining, she’s worked as an intern, Operations Supervisor in the US office and S.M.A.R.T fellow in East Africa. She is deeply interested in international and economic development as well as Small and Medium Enterprise Development in Africa. Her passion for Africa stemmed from an internship in Ghana and has blossomed while working for Village Enterprise. She holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from Santa Clara University. She enjoys the outdoors, coaching lacrosse and experiencing new cultures.

    Ellen Metzger
    Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation
  • Maurice grew up in Soroti, Uganda. He graduated from Uganda Christian University in Kampala with a degree in Business Computing. Before joining Village Enterprise in 2012, Maurice worked with Agricultural Development Partners (ADP) as an Accounts Assistant and later as a Field Outreach Coordinator. He then joined Africare Uganda as a Database Administrator. Maurice spends his free time on agricultural activities, tending to his chickens and pigs.

    Maurice Eriaku
    Field Coordinator, Teso Region, Uganda
  • Isaac Otim joined Village Enterprise in November 2011 as Field Coordinator for Soroti, Uganda. Before joining Village Enterprise he worked with MTN Uganda as a Customer Service Advisor. Isaak holds a diploma in Co-operatives and Business Administration from Uganda Co-operative College.

    Isaac Otim
    Senior Field Coordinator, Teso Region, Uganda
  • Nathaniel Kimutal Maiyo grew up in Nandi District, Kenya and earned his degree in Economics from Bugema University in Uganda. He first joined Village Enterprise in 2011 as a Business Mentor in Eldorest West District. Before this, he was a farmer, growing mostly maize and wheat. In his free time, Nathaniel continues to farm and enjoys reading business journals.

    Nathaniel Kimutai Maiyo
    Field Coordinator, Eldoret, Kenya
  • Linnet Ayuma is our Finance and Administration Manager for Kenya. As Finance and Administration Manager, Linnet oversees and controls operations and finance management across all field offices. She joined Village Enterprise in October 2004 as Operations Manager and lives in Kakamega, Village Enterprise’s Kenya headquarters. Linnet holds a certificate in Accounting. She is a praise and worship leader at her church and a leader of the Shikulu youth group.

    Linnet Ayuma
    Finance and Administration Manager, Kenya
  • Patrick Mukanzi
    Enumerator
  • Nancy Shikuri
    Field Coordinator, Kitale, Kenya
  • AJ Doty graduated with his Master’s in International Development with a focus in program evaluation and education, from The American University, School of International Service in May 2013. He received his bachelors degree from Pitzer College where he graduated with honors in Sociology in 2009. As the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for Village Enterprise, he leads the implementation of an impact evaluation that will assess the core program of Village Enterprise and manages all the field program evaluation activities. AJ likes to travel, read, run and play tennis. He speaks English, Spanish, and French.

    AJ Doty
    Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
  • Moureen Kahwa
    Enumerator, Hoima, Uganda
  • David Mango is a recent graduate of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) where he received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. During his free time he likes to visit friends and go swimming.
    David Mango
    Finance & Administration Assistant, Kenya
  • Melvin Shisanya grew up in Kakamega County, Kenya and graduated with a degree in Technology: Telecommunications & Information Engineering from Technical University of Mombasa. Before joining Village Enterprise, Melvin worked as a technician with Solutions Generale in Kigali, Rwanda and was an intern with Chandaria Industries Limited in Nairobi, Kenya. Melvin spends his free time developing websites and programs, reading novels, listening to music and watching movies.

    Melvin Shisanya
    Program Manager
  • Grace has been a program associate working in monitoring and evaluation at Village Enterprise since July 2013. She is originally from the Kumi District of Uganda, and she graduated from Kyambogo University in 2012 where she studied Economics and Statistics. She began working with Village Enterprise after completing an internship with the Soroti Local Government. Graceenjoys sports, especially volleyball.

    Grace Akeremo
    Program Associate for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Beatrice Busobozi
    Enumerator, Hoima, Uganda
  • Dennis first began working for Village Enterprise as an enumerator in Hoima in June 2013 and was promoted to Finance and Administrative Associate in September of 2014. He received second class upper from Makerere University Business School with a Diploma in Business Administration. After university, he worked for two years as an accountant at private holding company in Uganda before joining Village Enterprise.

    Dennis Kwaligira
    Finance & Administration Associate, Hoima, Uganda
  • Geoffrey Kajuma
    Field Coordinator, Masindi, Uganda
  • Gerald Kyalisiima
    Field Coordinator, Lira, Uganda
  • Kate hails from Chicago and graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 2013, majoring in African Regional Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. During her time at Georgetown, Kate studied in Paris, Rwanda, and most recently Ghana, where she spent a semester at the University of Ghana in Legon. While in school she worked at the Rwandan Embassy, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Global Environment and Technology Foundation. Before joining the Village Enterprise team, Kate worked at the South African Consulate on business and trade development projects. In her free time, Kate enjoys trying new foods, reading, and playing soccer.

    Kate Reott
    Program Manager
  • Calistus Imbayi
    Field Coordinator, Kitale, Kenya
  • Cissy Nakayimba
    Finance & Administration Assistant, Hoima, Uganda
  • Stella Ikiring
    Finance & Administration Assistant, Uganda
  • Mildred Wengonzi
    Youth Program Associate, Hoima, Uganda
  • Alfred Masheti
    Enumerator, Kenya
  • Wyclife Saiyia
    Enumerator, Kenya
  • Adolphus Okumu
    Enumerator, Kenya

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