Our Story

Meet
Patricia Mudiayi

Kwesu was started in 2011 by Patricia Mudiayi, a migrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following a long journey of working at different jobs in order to become financially stable and independent, Patricia found herself a position as a Science and Life Orientation teacher at the LEAP School. It was at this point that Patricia knew that she needed to stand up and speak for those who were still struggling to find work and find themselves.

Kwesu Founder Patricia Mudiayi

"After living in South Africa as a refugee woman and undergoing all sorts of challenges as women; after seeing the lack of opportunity for me and my fellow women, I decided to dedicate my life to creating opportunity for those women struggling in South Africa."

– Patricia Mudiayi

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Our Mission

To support African women to live a life of dignity.

To heal social isolation by building community between women.

To create community between women to collaborate and provide support and companionship.

To help one another to integrate into South African society and thrive.

Our Community

Patricia
Patricia Mudiayi
Kwesu Founder
Irene
Irene Mbula
Operation Manager & Educator
Mamy
Mamy Lufuakenda
Production Manager
Josephine
Josephine Kapinga
Production Assistant
Nana
Nana Kakaya
Support Group Manager
Couronne
Couronne Mauwa
Relationship Manager
Rose
Rose M
Support Group & Sport Assistant
Victoire
Victoire
Kwesu First Student
Yolanda & Zintle
Yolanda & Zintle
Interns from CPUT

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Join our team

Whether you’re interested in something more permanent or to volunteer, KWESU is always looking for the opportunity to grow its team of talented staff. So, if you’re passionate about empowering women to take control of their future and making a difference get in touch with us to join the the KWESU family today.