Wendy began her work with Empowering Lives International in 1994 in Northwest Tanzania. She now lives in Nairobi Kenya with her husband Peter Twycross. Together they manage a business training program called the Dynamic Business Startup Program. Their vision is to economically empower poor and unemployed people by providing them with hands on business training so that they are able to successfully start and manage their own small businesses. The project includes ongoing follow up mentoring by local trainers that helps the business owners to grow their businesses and create jobs for others. The project is based in Kenya but Wendy and Peter are expanding the initiative to other African countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt and Nigeria.