The founder of Higher Life Foundation, Tsitsi Masiyiwa celebrates her 57th birthday today.
Tsitsi was born 5 January 1965, in Harare Zimbabwe and youngest of five girls.
She attended her primary and secondary school education in Zimbabwe. She completed parts of her primary education at Chishawasha primary school.
The remaining part of her primary and secondary education was completed at the Dominican Convent in Harare Zimbabwe. During her studies, Tsitsi was an avid hockeyand basketball player, representing Zimbabwe schools at regional tournaments.
Tsitsi Masiyiwa started working in philanthropy in the early 1990s through the work of her husband, Strive Masiyiwa, in the telecommunications business in Zimbabwe. During that time, the country was gripped by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and many families lost breadwinners.
The impact of the pandemic touched the heart of Tsitsi Masiyiwa and she started supporting the children of employees and community members that would have passed on due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Tsitsi Masiyiwa and her husband Strive have six children.