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Maia Gedde was born in Australia but grew up in Kenya and Spain before moving to England. She then worked at the U.K. Department for International Development before completing a Master’s in Development Studies in Sweden. Maia has since worked for a number of NGOs, focusing on health and education programs in Uganda, Ghana and Malawi, in between renovating a 300-year-old house in Fez, Morocco. Currently living between Rwandan and Burundi, she is now the Country Manager at SPARK, a Dutch NGO that supports young people in post-conflict countries to become entrepreneurs and job creators.