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.

Chief Executive Officer

Elsie Mulindi

David Makumi-Kinyanjui


We are pleased to welcome David Makumi as Chief Executive Officer, Faraja Cancer Support Trust, effective February 2024.

David has had a long and illustrious career in cancer control. More recently he was a member of World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Group on elimination of cervical cancer and completed two full terms on the board of trustees of the National Cancer Institute of Kenya. He has previously served on the Faraja Medical Panel.

As Chief Executive Officer, David will lead our exciting next phase of expansion and drive Faraja’s mission of providing emotional, practical and healing support to anyone affected by cancer. 

Goodwill Ambassadors

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

Former Board Member (resigned)

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

Board Chair

Andrew is a retired Territory Senior Partner of PwC and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Faraja. He is the Chairman of Sayani Investments Limited and also 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 Tejpar

Sonal is a Partner with ALN Kenya based in Nairobi. Sonal is also involved with other charities such as Save the Children Fund International.

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


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


Hasheem Maloo

Hasheem has worked in the information technology and services industry for a number of years. He graduated with a Bachelors in Engineering focused in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Kent. He is also the founder of Granular IT which has offices in London and Nairobi.

Dr. Noelle Orata

Dr. Noelle Orata

Dr. Noelle Orata, a practicing consultant Pathologist and health systems specialist with over 10 years uninterrupted clinical and medical management practice. She has immense experience in Kenya and regionally, stemming from having served at both the public and private sectors offering technical advice on clinical care and laboratory management, health policy and research, quality assurance and health systems optimization.

She is a Trustee and member of the medical panel as a technical expert at Faraja Cancer Support Trust. She is also the Current Chairperson of Kenya Association of Clinical Pathologists (KACP) and currently teaching pathology at university level and pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. She is a member of the scientific board at the Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation. She has also served as council member of the Kenya Medical Women’s Association (KMWA).

She is also a co-founder of The Pathology Network, a digital platform linking institutions to specialized pathology and laboratory medicine services and consultant pathologists.

She has served on several technical working groups most recently in COVID19 preparedness supporting the Ministry of Health, Government of Kenya. She is a member of the East African Division of the International Association of Pathology (EADIAP) and Association of Pathologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (APECSA).

Her interest is in health systems strengthening with a focus on laboratory systems strengthening in Kenya and Globally.


Mathew Ward

Matthew is a co-founder of Levanter and is a trusted growth and reputation advisor to our clients in financial services, fintech, ICT and supply chain.