Leah Visnapu

Leah Visnapu is the chairwoman of Women’s Organization for Social Support and the head of the Merry Felt creative workshop. Leah creates jobs for poor women – many with children and single mothers – through creating a market and structure for handicraft production. Leah previously worked at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and Oxfam International in the UK. She graduated with a degree in heating and ventilation from Leningrad Institute of Engineering and Construction.