Why Give: Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Co-Chairperson, Higher Life Foundation

How does community integration impact philanthropy? Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson of the Higher Life Foundation, illustrates why being directly from a community helps enable trust and greater coalition-building. Masiyiwa identifies herself as “just another member” of her community. Giving back is about protecting and championing for her people.

“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders, is jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Since its launch, the APF has been made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation, Dangote Foundation, James Mwangi and the World Affairs Council.