Tunda was born into a polygamous Maasai family whose father had three wives, thus she has fourteen brothers and sisters in total. She grew up in a small village in Maasai land called Enaibelibel in the midst of the rich, beautiful, and sometimes biased cultural practices of the Maasai community. Being born female made her very vulnerable. Today she is one of the few girls from the Maasai community who was never circumcised and escaped being married off at a young age. Tunda is a university graduate with a degree in development studies.
Before joining our organization, Tunda worked with United Africa for Orphans and Widows Foundation in Uganda as a development officer. In February 2010 she joined our organization as a volunteer caseworker as a way of giving back to the community. A year later she became a full-time case manager. In January 2013, she was promoted to Head of the Primary department. She says she has learned a lot from the kids; they have become part of her life and given her life a different dimension. She believes education is the backbone of success for any individual and for the development of any country.