Mwanahamisi Moyo (or Mwana for short) leads with heart every day with her authentic Zanzibarian restaurant Moyo Kitchen, which is part of the Spice Bridge Global Food Hall. Why with heart? Mwana says, “my last name, and the first name of my business is Moyo. Moyo is also Swahili for ‘heart.’ I prepare my food from my heart.” Her journey brought her to Washington from Zanzibar, Tanzania in 1998 with her two children, and though she had hoped to open a restaurant from those early days, she found difficult to get started. Mwana was introduced to the local Food Innovation Network (FIN) Cultural Outreach Specialist Program in 2019 which helped her get started, and by 2020 she was able to open Moyo Kitchen as a part of FIN’s Spice Bridge, which serves as an incubator program for aspiring restauranteurs and caterers. Now she takes pride in her ability to give back to the community, saying that “the most rewarding thing about owning my own business is giving back to the community and sharing a part of my culture with others. When my children’s school had multicultural day, I loved sharing my food with them. I have cooked for newly arrived refugees, and immigrants, the Tukwila High School after school program and for homeless shelters.” Knowing that her food can make a difference and give back to the diverse community of Tukwila helps to fill the heart that drives her and keeps her motivated.