Born 1974 in Mbozi, in the Southern highlands of Tanzania near Mbeya Town, I grew up with love for the country and passion for its people, colors’ and local fabrics. From an early age I was designing my own toys out of local material. I find it challenging and exciting what one can make out of simple items. This has prevailed until today. I look at an object and I envision its transformation into a finished product. I adore materials and fabric and fell in love with silk at age 14. In high school I attended the International Baccalaureate Program, with one of my higher level subjects being art and my final project was a silk garment . I am a self taught fashion designer and I am very passionate about my work. It gives me pleasure and energy. I can be awoken at night by an idea and I will have the urge to start working on it immediately through to its completion.