Eugenio Balane – Mozambique

Regional Director

Eugenio is the eighth of nine children and grew up in a house made of sticks. His parents often dreamed that their children would have the opportunity to attend university and help out the family. His father lost his job and was also diagnosed with cancer. So at 13, Eugenio had to work and help support his family. He was introduced to Young Life through a local leader who played football with him and his friends. His leader found him a new job, and he kept going to Young Life club regularly. In 2012, Eugenio began the Developing Global Leaders program where he studied computer engineering. He then came on staff as an area director in Mozambique. He said the role was not difficult to accept, because God had called him. Eugenio is now a regional director and is married to Lina, also on staff as an area director.

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