Our Team

Maisha Outreach Therapy Organization operates in a decentralized management system for its project implementation work. This allow us to operate as a highly versatile core team and implement key activities as required.

Advisory Board

Prof. Pendo S. Mlay


Professor Pendo is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and also the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of KCMC University Teaching Hospital. He has extensive experience practicing clinical medicine, formulating treatment guidelines, leading research projects, capacity building of local health care providers and has mentored and supervised hundreds of medical students and resident doctors.

Laura Boothby

Occupational Therapist

Laura is an Occupational Therapist with 8 years clinical experience in cultural settings such as the UK, Papua New Guinea, Malawi and Sierra Leone. She first volunteered with MOTO in Malawi in 2017-18, as it aligned with her passion of creating sustainable and accessible rehabilitation services in low resource countries. She also capacity builds and leads a team of occupational therapy assistants, called Family Support Workers, at the World Hope International, in Sierra Leone.

Staff Members

Our Story


The idea for MOTO came to be during a lecture that was attended by Judy Freeman (Founder & Director of MOTO) as part of her Occupational MSc course …

Our Strategy

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The need for rehabilitation in Tanzania is an under-researched area, and it is critical for MOTO to become experts in understanding the unique challenges …

Core Values


To advocate for and alongside people living with disability, long-term conditions (Both acquired and non-acquired), and other vulnerable and marginalise …