LGBY Foundation was founded by David Edward Mwendele soon after graduating from an orphanage school where he was raised after years of suffering as street child due to extreme poverty persisted in his family.
After a short stay at home after spent years at the orphanage center, David observed his peers in his community succumb to truancy, delinquency, joblessness, and drugs, which reminded him all the dangerous lifestyle he went through before taken by the orphanage center, he resolved to make a difference.
From his spiritual motivation, David founded the "Let God Be You Foundation" meaning Human are physical bodies of God and are responsible to fix all the problems instead of turning to God for help without taking actions. The name of the organization intended to inspire and motivate his fellow youth who believed they were made poor or go through negative experience in life by God, he intended to inspire them to take actions to improve their standards of living. When David founded the organization, he was the vice chairman of Roman Catholic Youth Association in his community, through this role he developed desire to serve more youth inside and outside the Christian community.
LGBY Foundation, is a youth led non-profit, non political, non religious organization in Tanzania, trying to be part of solution to the key development challenges facing communities in Tanzania.
To date, the organization have paved its way and known locally and internationally, received international, local recognition, and awards for its unique solutions contribution to the development challenges.