Mr. Samweli Mapunda has over 18 years’ experience promoting Informal Microfinance Institutions (IFIs) in Tanzania. He worked with various organization including Care International, Ford Foundation, SEDIT and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). He joined PDF in 2015 as microfinance officer responsible for TOT training, group formation, formalization and capacity building. Holds Advanced Diploma in Mass Communication (Public Relations, Sociology, Development Studies, News Reporting, Investigative Reporting) from Nyegezi Social Training Institute (NSTI)- 1995-1998. He also holds BA in Theology from Segerea Senior Seminary (1982 – 1987).