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Sara Mwamlima was born In Norfolk, Virginia to missionary parents. Although her parents missionary work took her to various countries, Sara always made her way back to Norfolk. She was involved in several non-profits her whole life before she started her own. As a result of having been involved in several non-profits during her formative years, Sara started her own organization, Backpacks for Africa, at the age of 22. Backpacks for Africa focuses on improving the overall educational environment in rural countries in Africa by starting with the most basic essentials such as school supplies. Since 2014, they have distributed over 500 backpacks and have helped to fix up and reconstruct an orphanage. The organization also provides academic scholarships for students who are excelling in their course of study.