Ngando never gives up. It is her way of life. Originally from Togo, she endured 6 years of major life difficulties before finding her way to Ebando through a friend. Her initiation followed shortly after arriving in Gabon. Her role is to take care of the women banzis. She baths and guides them in their prayers, and stays by their sides, accompanying them during their whole journey through initiation. Ngando is Muslim and recognizes in the Bwiti the same energy and love that she has been taught through studying the Quran.