Scale Africa Inc.

  • Erinn McGurn

    Erinn McGurn

    Co-Founder & Executive Director

    Erinn co-founded SCALEAfrica with Guy Baron in 2008 after visiting Mfuwe, Zambia...

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  • Guy Baron

    Guy Baron

    Co-Founder & Treasurer

    Guy co-founded SCALEAfrica with his wife Erinn and also serves as SCALE's Treasurer. Guy is a research...

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  • Melissa Belleville

    Melissa Belleville

    Board Member

    Melissa Belleville joined SCALEAfrica's board in early 2011. She is a strategic...

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  • Lara Birnback

    Lara Birnback

    Board Member

    Lara Birnback joined the board of SCALEAfrica in 2014 after returning to the U.S. following three years in Nairobi, Kenya...

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  • Chris Cayten

    Chris Cayten

    Board Member

    Chris Cayten is Managing Director of CodeGreen Solutions, a leading...

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  • Anne Perron Bowen

    Anne Perron Bowen

    Board Member

    Anne joined Citi in August, 2009, as a Managing Director in the Securities...

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  • Sean Vandermaas

    Sean Vandermaas

    Board Member

    Sean is the former owner and operator of the Luangwa River Lodge in Mfuwe, Zambia... 

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  • Geoff Renou

    Geoff Renou

    Project Manager, Zambia

    Geoff Renou teamed up with Guy Baron and Erinn McGurn of SCALEAfrica in 2007 as...

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  • Ashley Baedke

    Ashley Baedke

    Intern

    Ashley Baedke was first introduced to SCALEAfrica in 2007 when she worked for Erinn...

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  • Seyiram Torkornoo

    Seyiram Torkornoo

    Intern

    Seyiram Torkornoo joined SCALEAfrica in the summer of 2014...

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Vizi Masaninga

Age: 14
Grade: 8
Favorite Subject: English & History

Vizi is a great example of the power of education when your parents stand behind you and you attend a newly improved school like Chiutika! She is the daughter of Christine and Moses Masaninga (Deputy Head Teacher) and she currently lives on the school grounds in a crumbling teacher house. Despite a lack of running water, sanitation, or power, Vizi persists with her school work and is one of the top students in her class.

For a young girl to advance to 8th grade in rural Zambia is a remarkable achievement. Our bets are on Vizi! She's got parental support, well-designed classrooms to learn in, and a personal drive to succeed.