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Nancy Abraham Sumari
July 31, 1986
Nancy Abraham Sumari is a Tanzanian author, business woman and social entrepreneur. She is the Managing Director of Bongo5 Media Group (T) Ltd, The Executive Director of The Neghesti Sumari Foundation  and The Jenga Hub .as well as a published author of the children's book series, Nyota Yako. .In 2017 Africa Youth Awards named her among the 100 Most Influential Young African
Early life and education
Sumari was born in Arusha; she is third child out of five children of their family . She had her primary education at Blue Bells, Nairobi, Kenya, and she joined NBO Maasai School in Kenya for her secondary education. She later graduated with bachelor of business administration from University of Dar Es Salaam.
Miss Tanzania and Miss World 2005
Nancy is the founder and executive director of the Neghesti Sumari Foundation whose programs and initiatives leverage the use of literature, technology and agriculture to create value. She has engaged in projects of society from women empowerment to mentoring youth and championing for a quality children’s education.
Nancy is a published author of the children’s book titled ‘Nyota Yako’ (Your Star). A book that is set in the form of poem and sings the songs of the women in the Tanzanian society who are successful in the roles they play. It is meant to inspire the African girl child to in pursuit of their dreams.
Among her foundations initiatives have been transforming learning outcomes among youth and children through digital literacy programs and applying design thinking methodologies to create value; for which she won the ‘Tigo Digital Change Maker’ award for in Tanzania
Nancy is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, a Global Village Alumni and a Mandela Washington Fellow 2017
She is married to Luca Neghesti and they have one daughter called Zuri.
Awards and nominations
|2012||Swahili Fashion Week Awards||Female Stylish Personality||Herself||Won|
|2017||Tigo Tanzania Awards||Tigo Digital Change Maker||Jenga Hub||Won|
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss World Africa