Nigel spent the first 21 years of his life in Zimbabwe before immigrating to South Africa in 1982. After completing grade 12 he joined the police force for 2 years and then went into banking where he climbed the corporate ladder to become a bank manager.
After immigrating with his family to Canada in 1999, Nigel chose accounting as his new career, but his hearts passion was always to help people in need.
Nigel came from very humble beginnings and knows what it is like to struggle to make ends meet.
In the last 10 years Nigel has been supporting Not for Profit organisations in Asia and Africa raising funds for education. He desire is to open pathways to employment for everyone; fuelling hope for a future and helping build strong communities across the world.
Nigel is the backbone of the organisation, responsible for program development, retooling existing programs, team communication and organisational accountability. When he is working on Saving the Hungry he is in his happy place!
Danielle has committed her career to building successful businesses by focusing on their true core: its people.
Over the years she was nominated one of the Top Business women in Alberta, finalist for E & Y Entrepreneur of the year, nominated for the RBC Women of Influence award and won the Rotary Integrity award for the work she does in Central America.
The 25 years she has spent leading people has given her a heart for developing people and seeing others thrive. Danielle’s passion for building strong business communities ties into her commitment to give back through her philanthropic and volunteer initiatives and in 2013 she founded Saving Nicaragua which as it grew, became Saving the Hungry.
Prior to launching Saving the Hungry Danielle was a committee member for Canadian Women’s Foundation, an organisation that empowers women to move out of violence and poverty, into confidence.
Danielle is the public face of Saving the Hungry. She is in her happy place when she is able to talk about the work they are doing and raise the awareness on poverty.
Michaela has a Bachelor of Intercultural Studies which has given her the skills to be able to identify cultural differences and bridge the need gap in the communities in which we serve. Her volunteering has taken her to Africa, Asia, Central America and South America where she has worked with the local communities.
Kayla is passionate about volunteering, giving her time generously both locally and abroad. Kayla can often be found leading one of our teams. Her knowledge of the county and basic Spanish makes her a strong leader, particularly in Central America.
In 2016 Kayla was responsible for helping coordinate and manage 22 teams to Nicaragua. Kayla has a desire to work with youth and young adults. She believes many of them feel lost in life because they value the opinion of others more than their own and a result have a distorted sense of self worth.
Leading young adult groups she has seen it open the door to self-directed growth, regarding values and lifes purpose. Kayla is in her happy place when she is in the field playing with kids.