Bertha Raphael Letara is an Assistant Lecturer at Tumaini University Dar es salaam College. She holds a master degree in education from The Open University of Tanzania (2011). Her first degree was in education and Kiswahili from the same University (2006). Bertha has taught Kiswahili literature for a number of years at secondary school and higher learning institution. She has also been developing curriculums for education and Kiswahili courses. Her research interest is on oral literature particularly, traditional stories, songs and sayings. Currently she is enjoying working with Imagining Futures and particularly on how oral literature plays a role in conservation of natural resources.