In 2014, Sister Dativa Mukebita, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette (FSSB) founded The Village Angels of Tanzania, with the approval of her superior general, Sr. Pulcheria Iholana. The program will be run together by all the Sisters in the Order.
Born in Tanzania in 1971, Sister Dativa is the oldest of 7 children. She joined the community of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette in 1988, at age 17, and made her final vows in 2005.
Sr. Dativa has an Associate Degree from Assumption College for Sisters, a BA in Social Work from Alvernia University and an MA in Health Services Administration from Marywood University. Upon completing her studies, she entered the healthcare field, working as a home health aide, nurse’s aide and resident care coordinator at a nursing home. She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. During her stay in the United States, she volunteered to assist people with disabilities, the elderly, the poor and homeless, small children and youth.