Marianne Knuth works to create healthy and vibrant communities in Zimbabwe. She is the Founder of Kufunda Village, a learning centre that allows people to recover their sense of pride, wisdom and capacity in working with their own knowledge and deepening their resourcefulness. The organization's programmes reach out particularly to rural Zimbabweans with a focus on children, youth and community leaders. Kufunda was one of six centres chosen for a study on leadership, concluding that Knuth's work is indicative of a new global social movement that is rooted locally, works with existing assets and enhances opportunities instead of only concentrating on solving immediate problems. Knuth's work extends beyond Kufunda, as she brings her capacity for community building to other parts of Africa, Europe and North America.