Soul seeded in Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, Mariam Mwinyimbegu was groomed in Morogoro. Her life pathways took center stage on global education platforms in the Netherlands, South Africa, UK, and Belgium. She conquered in streaming achievements amongst a BA in English and Education and a MA in Development & Governance Policy
It’s my dream to make a revolutionary development in Tanzanian society by promoting it’s unknown and hidden beauty.
Mariam loves cultural activities and globally uniting world people. This is sparked off by her passion for the richness of her homeland and ignited by her desire to share her roots: Tanzanian dynamic culture, its traditions, its music, dance, and abundant natural treasures.
Her Swahili roots and its magnificent beauty raptured a calling for Mariam. She initiated “BeSwahilid“, a Swahili themed Bed and Breakfast in the historical town of Bagamoyo. It became the platform to share the rich culture and lifestyle of her motherland Tanzania to all home and abroad.
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Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
The love and support from my husband and parents drive me. Their belief in my dreams keeps me going. My passion to educate and integrate the world is my life passion.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
In 2008 I took my husbands’ cousin with us to Tanzania. She stayed with us at our family home for two weeks. Everyone treated her like a member of the family and anything she didn’t know the family and I taught her. We taught her things like cooking Swahili style and games like Bao. I realized I really enjoyed teaching her my culture and I wanted to do this as a way of living. I was 30 years old
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
What appeals to me most about the work I do is the amount of knowledge that I share during tours. I feel like I open doors to the world to a world they didn’t know existed. That really excites me!
What drove you to make money from your passions?
The fact that I didn’t need a huge capital to start. I could start doing what I love with the little that I had.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
I was first paid in 2015. Two colleagues from The Netherlands wanted to visit Tanzania and see what investment opportunities were available in Tanzania.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
The love and support from my husband and parents kept (still does) me going whenever I thought of giving up.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
I have documented the process with lots of photos and films. I like to review these documents weekly. This way I see how far I have come, this keeps me motivated and reminds me that I am progressing.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
THANK YOU!! YOU, ESPECIALLY MOTIVATED ME TO SUCCEED.
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
If you truly and passionately love something, you should not allow anything to stand in your way!