About Us

Kuza Project exists to provide economic development, health services, and education to under-resourced communities in Tanzania. Our model creates self-sufficiency and dignity through a holistic approach to development in the communities we serve. Kuza Project maintains no staff in the U.S. and is 100% volunteer supported.

Economic Development: we provide a structure for training and accountability for families to have a path to economic sustainability. Our goal is to give eligible applicants the tools and resources they need to provide long-term income for their families. Families and individuals who participate in our program will eventually move-on with a clear understanding and capacity for providing for their own economic needs for the future; they will become economically self-sufficient.

Health Services: we provide free or low-cost medical services to women and children who otherwise would not have access to high-quality care. Our clinics offer free health screenings and check-ups, as well as dental care. Access to midwifery gives local expectant mothers a safe and inexpensive place to receive care and give birth. Healthcare benefits the entire community through decreases in sickness and the infant mortality rate, as well as increased general health awareness.

Education: we provide financial support for eligible families of school-age children that otherwise could not afford a primary school education. This money allows the families to purchase required uniforms and books, tuition, and in some cases, transportation so their children can attend school. Children who receive an education will return to their communities and become providers for their families and contribute to the overall health of the village.

Leadership

Craig Swett

Craig Swett is the VP of Sales and Marketing for PKG Packaging. As a leader in his field, Swett brings decades of development and strategic planning expertise to his role. Swett is an astute and ardent marketing and sales executive who consistently uses his unique talents to identify and address marketplace need.

Prior to PKG Packaging Craig was the VP of Business Development for Geomentum where he led the strategic growth efforts across verticals for the Midwest and Southern Regions. 2008 2012 In 2005, Swett acquired Master Sowers, LLC, a retail marketing company providing brand strategies for new products. Under Swett’s leadership the company’s growth flourished 40% within 3.5 years.

Prior to his tenure at Master Sowers, Swett served as the Director of Americas Region Sales for Molex, Inc., a one-source supplier of interconnected products. Swett started with Molex as a Multinational Accounts Manager with a $1 million dollar sales portfolio. During his 20 year tenure with Molex, Swett increased Molex North American sales to $1 billion and retained oversight of seven regional managers.

Swett’s philanthropic work rivals his business acumen. In 2008, Swett founded Kuza Project (Tanzania), a non-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to families living in extreme poverty in Tanzania. Swett is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Moorpark CA.


Dr. Bill Gossman

Holds a degree in Physiology in 1988 from Southern IL University and graduated from SIU Medical School in 1992 with residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of IL in Peoria. Dr. Gossman has held faculty positions at several universities and is the acting director of Emergency Medicine at Creighton University Medical Center. He has written 11 textbooks on emergency medicine and published numerous articles in research journals.


Greg Bruno

Holds a Degree in Finance, a CFP designation and has been a self made businessman for three decades. Greg has had significant involvement in stocks, commodities and real estate, and now works as an adviser to a select group of individuals in the areas of personal finance. Greg is a committed Christian attending Community Christian Church in Naperville, Il. He is married and currently has three college age children.


J. Birch

Holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Eastern Illinois University with a major in accountancy. He is a CPA with over 10 years of public accounting experience, and is currently the Vice President and CFO of Greyrock Capital Group with responsibility for financial, regulatory and administrative operations.