Social entrepreneur Lunga Bechtel decided to leave Mozambique for his father’s home country, the United States, after his junior year of high school. Leaving was part of the plan. Leaving a year before high school graduation was not. Senior year of high school might seem an inopportune moment for a move around the world. For Bechtel, it felt part of a natural cycle.
The son of a wildlife conservationist and a rural development specialist, Bechtel’s childhood was segmented by his father and mother’s everchanging work assignments, first in his mother’s home country of Swaziland, then in both capitol and countryside of Mozambique.