Irene Wairimu Ngatia is VICDA’s founder and executive director.  Since founding VICDA in 2004, Irene has been committed to assisting needy Kenyans through the placement of international volunteers and development of community based projects.  Irene is from Central Province, but currently lives and works in Nairobi.  Irene’s blog

Peris Njoki lives in Nairobi and started working with VICDA in October 2009 as an office assistant.  Her favorite part of her job with VICDA is preparing orientation materials for new volunteers. When out of the VICDA office you will find her visiting disadvantaged people in her neighborhood. She also likes watching movies.


Joanne Joloy Del Moral‘s life is defined by her volunteer work, she made a free choice to see for others without expecting anything in return, always maintaining a positive and selfless attitude. She does everything in her power to flip the world and leave a positive mark in every person. Joanne lives in Mexico and runs the VICDA Mexico Program.

Veronica Muthoni is an enthusiastic and committed community development worker.  She joined VICDA in 2010 and runs the community development office, an area in which she has much experience and passion. Veronica’s favorite part about her work with VICDA is when she visits the communities and gets a chance to get to know the people.  She holds a BA in Social Ministry in Mission.  She also enjoys taking natures walks and visiting the sick.


Jenn Winter is a photographer who volunteered through GVN with VICDA in 2006 and 2007.  Since then, she stayed involved and travels between the USA and Kenya to work in VICDA’s projects and introduce new volunteers to the cause.  Jenn helps with the Voluntourism program and is VICDA’s webmaster. Jenn’s blog

Charles Wahome Ngatia has worked for VICDA as the company’s program assistant since 2005.  He graduated from the Christian Industrial Training Centre with academic honors in 2004 and previously served in customer care for various hotels in Nairobi.

Lincoln Ngugi Maina has worked with VICDA since 2005 as an assistant and program officer.  He also assists with the accounts and financial record keeping.  Lincoln received a diploma in tourism and travel from Utalii college and, before joining VICDA, worked as a hotel waiter and casual laborer.