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

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.

Phillip

Phillip Odiyo

Patient Support Manager and Volunteer

Phillip offers psychological support, and counseling. He has been working with Faraja since 2011, initially as a volunteer. He is a psycho-oncologist with over 7years experience in working with cancer patients in Kenya.

Arwa

Arwa Kapacee

Administrative Assistant | Patient Services Suppor

Arwa joined Faraja in January 2012 and handles patients issues and inquiries that may arise. She is a psychologist by profession with a BA (Psychology) from USIU, Nairobi.

Goodwill Ambassadors

Alisha Popat

Alisha Popat

Alisha Popat is a singer and music artist origin and has an amazing passion for music.She encountered Faraja at the 'Life After cancer' event held in 2011. She has since been a goodwill ambassador for Faraja dedicating her time and music to help spread the word.

Dan Aceda

Dan Aceda

Dan Aceda, is a Kenyan entrepreneur, architect, musician, and actor. He has recently been recognized by a Kenyan online magazine as having one of the top 10 most iconic male voices in Kenya. He is involved with many charities in Kenya and is the proprietor of the 'Mabawa project'.

Wanny

Wanaryan Angerer

Wanayran Angerer is a mystic, artisan, world traveller, mother, international woman's rights advocate, dancer and talented singer. Wanny, as she is affectionately known, sings smoky renditions of classics, like Quisaz. When she isn't crooning to international audiences.

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

Kevin Ombajo

Kevin Ombajo

Big Kev is one of the contemporary Gospel music pioneers and a former Gospel rapper alongside Limit X and Pastor Pete Odera. He is an entrepreneur owning one of the leading events organising brands in Kenya, TruBlaqEntertainment.

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

Andrew is a retired Regional Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is also Chairman of Hillcrest Investment, Mater Hospital Pension Fund, and a Director of KK Security.

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.