Born August 8, Betty Mahugu is a Kenyan philanthropist and businesswoman. She is the president and founder of the Twende Jerusalem Foundation, which was established in Nairobi, Kenya in January 2012. She founded and successfully managed the inaugural Israel Experience Expo and Conferences in Nairobi under this umbrella to promote trade between Kenya and Israel. Following the success of the same, many Israeli businesses have entered Kenya, with young Kenyans from universities and other learning institutions who adore Israel and Israeli culture being brought together to launch agribusiness ventures throughout the country, among other projects, for socioeconomic empowerment and food security.
Mahugu, a team player, tirelessly envisions a transformed Africa with the aim to “Go Tell Africa, “ARISE & SHINE.”
Mahugu was designated as an ambassador to the African Tourism Board for her persistence and intellect. Her main purpose is to teach the younger generation about entrepreneurship so that future generations can benefit from it.
In 1995, she received her first degree in hospitality and tourism from Kenyatta University. She also holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Home Economics and Décor, as well as a Ronin South Africa membership. At William Blue College of Hospitality Management, she also studied International Relations and Public Administration.
Because of her “amazing” love for orphans, she opted to voluntarily care for orphans at Faith Home. She never fails to uphold her word.