About

The Faraja Cancer Support Trust was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing emotional, practical and healing support to anyone affected by cancer. We offer cancer patients and their carers information, advice, counselling and complementary therapies in order to make their cancer journey a little more manageable.

We work alongside several institutions and hospitals that offer conventional cancer treatments such as radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. We aim to take our patients beyond medical treatment through offering them a holistic approach to coping with the challenges of cancer.


Our Team

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Immaculate Muchira

Faraja Medical Support Fund Officer

Immaculate joined Faraja in 2020 as the Faraja Medical Support Fund (FMSF) officer. She previously worked as a social worker at a children's home in Naivasha. She has experience in fundraising, community development, finance and administration. She studied sociology at Moi University.

Shaira Adamali

Shaira Adamali

Founding Trustee

Shaira has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania and Kenya for 31 years, with over 10 years as a partner heading the PwC regional tax practice in Africa.

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Phillip Odiyo

Programs and Patient Support Manager

Phillip offers psychological support and counselling. He has been working with Faraja since 2011, initially as a volunteer. He is a psycho-oncologist with over 10 years of experience in working with cancer patients in Kenya. He is also the Director pf IPOS ( International Psycho-oncology Society ) representing Africa.

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Judy Wakio

Finance and Administration Manager

Judy joined Faraja in March 2018. She not only handles Faraja's day to day administrative and financial affairs but she also takes care of patient registration, orientation and inquiries.

Cindy Ogana

Cindy Ogana

Fundraising Manager

Cindy officially joined Faraja Cancer Support Trust’s team in 2015 after serving as our Good Will Ambassador. She has a media and marketing background and is a member of the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals

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Our Trustees

Shaira Adamali

Shaira Adamali

Founding Trustee

Shaira has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania and Kenya for 31 years, with over 10 years as a partner heading the PwC regional tax practice in Africa.

Manu Chandaria

Manu Chandaria

Manu is engaged in work within the framework of a joint Indian family with business interests in more than seventy countries. He sits as Chairman on a number of boards in the manufacturing, insurance and higher education sectors in East Africa. He is a leading industrialist and a Philanthropist in Kenya.

Andrew Hollas

Andrew Hollas

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Andrew is a retired Territory Senior Partner of PwC and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Faraja. He is Chairman of Britam Holding Company and Britam Asset Management and also Chairman of Hillcrest Investment Limited and a Director of Kzanaka Limited.

Andrew Ndegwa

Andrew Ndegwa

Andrew is an executive director of First Chartered Securities Limited (FCS), a Nairobi based investment holding company, as well as a non-executive board member of a number of public and private companies.

Sonal Sejpal

Sonal Sejpal

Sonal is a Partner with Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates, Nairobi. Sonal is also involved with other charities such as the Nairobi Greenline.

Harriet Kahugu

Harriet Wanjohi

Harriet is the Founder and Managing Director of Realty Plus Limited. Prior to engaging formally in the property sector, she worked as an institution development specialist in East Africa and the United Kingdom for over 17 years, including 8 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

UK Trustee Akber Moawalla

UK Trustee- Akber Moawalla

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Akber is the Managing Director of Russel Wood Ltd in the UK and a member of the advisory board to the Trustees of the Oxford Center of Islamic Studies. He is also a member of the London Stock Exchange and authorized representative of Financial Services Authority ( FSA) UK