Rahel Mwitula Williams is the founder and lead designer of ILAVA. As a social entrepreneur, she was born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa. She migrated to the USA
with her family when she was 12 years old and held her Tanzanian heritage near to her heart. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in psychology from Loyola
University and went on to receive her Master’s of Science from DePaul University in Chicago, Il. Rahel believes that women entrepreneurs are key in enhancing both
women’s and overall community development. She aims to incorporate her culture into fashion and give back to her native country every chance she gets. While
popular culture may see African attire as a trend, Rahel sees it as a lifestyle
Mwasi Mwitula is the CEO of ILAVA. she was born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa. She migrated to the USA
with her family when she was 13 years old and held her Tanzanian heritage near to her heart. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in Education from Roosevelt
University. Mwasi is talented Make up artist and natural hair expert.
Neema Kisasa Director of Operations for ILAVA. She is business woman with training in Water Resources Management, Women Development and Tailoring. Ms. Kisasa is a mother and wife. She oversees the daily to daily operations of ILAVA in Tanzania.
Frida Joseph is Buyer and Manager for ILAVA. She is a train preprimary teacher. She has an expectional eye for selecting perfect fabrics. She is resilience and hard worker.
Rehema Ayumwi Nyela is a seamtress for ILAVA. She is a talented and skilled seamtress. She is a mother of two children. Her attention to details and professional is an asset to our growing Team.