Beatrice Mgaya

Synergos Senior Fellow & CEO, Social Action Trust Fund

Ms. Beatrice Mgaya is the CEO of the Social Action Trust Fund (SATF -, an organization that aims to help Tanzania’s orphaned and vulnerable children become healthy, secure, motivated, and productive members of society. In order to reach as many vulnerable children as possible, SATF works in collaboration with local NGOs and other civil society organizations by awarding them grants so they provide direct support at the community level. The organization also provides capacity building initiatives to grassroots organizations that serve as the voices of underserved communities. SATF has supported more than 150,000 orphans and vulnerable children access primary, secondary and vocational training since 1999.

With degrees in community economic development and accounting, Ms. Mgaya had a varied career that included the airline, tax, baking, and real estate sectors before entering the nonprofit world. Her duties as SATF’s CEO include participating in the National Implementing Partners Group Supporting Most Vulnerable Children, a national forum led by the Department of the Social Welfare and attended by international and local funders, as well as being a member of the Board of the East African Grant makers Association (EAAG), an association of philanthropy organizations from the East African states.


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