Texas Ugandan Native Hasifa Meriam Kivumbi For Miss Face of Africa – USA

Posted June 13, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Africa ~ 4,354 views


The Face of Africa USA Pageant aims to empower and educate young women by allowing them to embrace their culture on an unforeseen level. Their mission is to bring to the forefront a woman who exudes confidence, has a colorful personality and passion for African culture, a woman who desires to expand her knowledge, while breaking down stereotypes associated with African culture.

About Miss Hasifa Meriam Kivumbi – Face of Africa 2013 contestant

Hasifa Meriam Kivumbi is the creator of 180 degrees, a non-profit organization with a mission to “create doors in places where there were once walls” through motivation, inspiration and celebration of personal achievements. As a representative of Uganda, she has taken on the challenge to partner with the Global Water Partnership in their efforts to create a water secure world by 2020 as her platform. In 2012, Miss Kivumbi was crowned Miss. UNAA (Uganda North American Association) and has since been working on bridging the gap in personal achievement between continental Africans and Africans in the Diaspora through 180 Degrees.

Miss Kivumbi has been serving her community for years and has received many accolades for her passion for life and compassion towards others. In 2012, she was named the year’s Local Hometown Hero by the Modern Woodmen of America Fraternal Organization. She has been highlighted for her talents in dance, writing and modeling in the New York magazine Applause Africa and has been featured in many beauty publications including BHF Fashion and Photography magazine.

Do not be fooled however, Miss Kivumbi is more than just a pretty face; she has a passion for learning and education. In 2010, she was initiated into the National Society of ‘Who is Who’ among American Students. In her professional life, she owns an independent beauty consulting business that she uses to motivate and inspire women to feel their most beautiful both inside and out. For three years now she has served as a website weaver for, an online community of over 1 million participants. The website encourages people to change the world through small and random acts of kindness.

She has served as the spokesperson for the Breast Cancer Initiative of East Africa and wishes to share her journey and experiences in humanitarianism in her upcoming book. Since finishing the first draft by her 25th birthday as promised, she is now anticipating adding the crowning of Miss Face of Africa among the victories to be shared in the her book. The ‘3rd Annual Face of Africa Pageant’ will be held on July 13, 2013, at the Rosebud Theater at the prestigious University of Texas at Arlington. Please visit for more information.

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