Emma has 20 years’ experience operating at the nexus of sustainable investment and development, working with partners and clients across the public, private, non-profit and community stakeholder spectrum. After a decade designing and establishing community-based green businesses in Latin America, where she worked alternatively for a law firm, international conservation organization and as an independent consultant advancing indigenous livelihood and land rights, she joined ERM the global environmental consultancy to run their inaugural investment impact fund, set up to provide seed capital and technical support to entrepreneurs in emerging markets selling low carbon products and services to bottom of the pyramid customers.
After investing their first fund in ten social ventures around the world and raising the second, Emma relocated to Nairobi in early 2012 to set up Impact Capital Advisors. Apart from housing Tiny Totos, Impact Capital provides advisory services to national and international clients in the impact investment and sustainable finance sectors including the Kenya Bankers Association, the Calvert Foundation, Doen Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation for Culture and Development, UNDP UNEP’s SEED programme for social and environmental entrepreneurs, and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor. Emma is the overall programme manager leading on strategy, programme development and partner relationships. Emma has a First Class BA in History from Oxford, a Masters in Resource Management from UBC and an MBA with Distinction from Oxford’s Said Business School where she was a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship.
Tiny Totos Business Manager
Cynthia brings 5 years dedicated experience working in the field of women and girls empowerment, particularly in urban slums. Cynthia joined Boxgirls – an organization based is training young girls in self-defence but which has spanned into mobilizing women in social entrepreneurship and community outreach work – in 2009 as an unpaid volunteer to become their Programme Manager. Apart from community relations she specializes in systems management, capacity-building training and donor relations.
Cynthia, who is currently studying for her Business Management Diploma, was selected to become a Digital Storytelling (DST) Master Trainer in 2013, attended a workshop in Amsterdam with Women Win. In 2012 she was named the monthly social innovator by Ogunte Network –UK due to her achievements in women’s social inclusion.
Cynthia has also participated in international summits in Germany, South Korea and China as an ambassador for the United Nations Office on Sports for Development and Peace. Cynthia leads ICA’s Tiny Totos outreach programme, as well as assists in community research work for ICA’s commercial contract.
Joseph brings over five years experience of working in administration, accounting and IT having previously worked in the ICT, banking and NGO sectors. Prior to joining ICA Joseph previously worked in Standard Chartered Bank, Operations Department. He also has experience in social entrepreneurship and community outreach and development having worked before with K-Rep Development Agency, an NGO that seeks to uplift living standards for HIV/AIDS affected individuals by enabling them access to entrepreneurial opportunities.
Joseph has a degree in Business Administration from Maseno University.
Educational Outreach Officer
Sadie brings over 8 years experience working with children. Her passion for children has motivated her to pursue working with the needy in the urban slums to ensure well nurtured and stimulated children that are resilient with self confidence and esteem for a productive future and progress of a nation.
Prior to joining Tiny Totos, Sadie worked with Shining hope for communities (SHOFCO) a charitable organization in Kibera slums that empowers women and children as the ECD coordinator. She has also worked in colleges as an early childhood development tutor and as a Head teacher in a school respectively.
Sadie has a degree in Early Childhood Development form Kenyatta University, a diploma in disaster management and a certificate in HIV/ AIDS management.
Sadie is the Education Outreach officer and hers is to ensure well nurtured and stimulated children in our daycares.