Finda Quiwa Bio

UWFaith Regional Missionary
Finda Quiwa visits North Texas from Africa  
September 16th - 30th, 2023


Her visit to our area gives you the opportunity to:

     • Hear her story and build a friendship
     • Be inspired by her faith journey

     • Feel connected to UWF's global mission work
     • Experience another culture 
     • Support and express gratitude for her work

     • Strengthen connectional ties
     Feel connected to UWF's global mission work


Finda Quiwa (pronounced- key wah) is one of six UWF Regional Missionaries serving around the world. She works with women, children, and youth with a focus on Liberia through the Leadership Development/Economic Empowerment Initiative. Her home county is Sierra Leone, where she is based in Freetown. 

She will be speaking about United Women in Faith’s international mission work and its impact on the lives of women and their families at your District's Annual Meeting in September. This is an opportunity to learn about God's Love in Action in the world!  Quiwa will share stories of joys, challenges and how her work, supported by our Mission Giving, is changing lives and improving livelihoods. Often the bond is strengthen when listeners feel they have invested in the missionary's work and a love offering will be taken at each event. 

Finda Quiwa has served United Methodist youth and young women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Today her primary focus is on Liberia. Finda attended Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone and earned her Bachelor of Social Sciences in Accounting. She received certification in management and administration from the Graduate School of Management in London through the Ghana campus. Finda completed studies in design, management and evaluation of community-based HIV/AIDS programs through Global Health Action. She has attended numerous seminars in Europe, Africa and the United States addressing issues surrounding justice.

Career Highlights:  Spending two months in Hong Kong, working with migrant workers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Finda saw how vulnerable they were to injustices of sexism, racism and other inhuman treatment. Working with women enabled her to see how women are suffering in that part of the world, "all in the name of survival. I returned home with the conviction and commitment to do my best in making sure women and children get a better place in Africa."

Philosophy “I’ve charged myself to take up the challenge in helping other people who were in the same struggle," Finda says. “Leadership development identifies potential leaders who are capable of navigating through challenges…. As role models, women leaders encourage one another to improve their leadership skills…. Leadership development programs have proven to be substantial in improving organizations ….. Women leaders make informed decisions and enhance positive engagement.”

A Regional Missionary's itinerary to the North Texas Conference is a special opportunity to be inspired, learn, demonstrate our hospitality and provide support to a life dedicated to God's work. 

Questions? contact Cynthia Rives.