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Read about our most recent grantees from our East Africa Hub.

William Ochola – Collectors of Garbage

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2017-08-08T07:22:26+00:00

Grantee William Ocholla and Bakari Suleiman are proud members of Longo Ghetto Kleeners, a hard-working community group that does inspiring work in garbage collection. The aim of the group is to create self-employment and a conducive environment for the society to improve their livelihoods and advocate for environmental justice. For [...]

Kagulo Scovia – United Rural Women Food Pantry- Tororo

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2017-08-08T07:25:06+00:00

Did you know that the issue of men and boys stealing foodstuffs from their wives and mothers is not an uncommon case in rural Uganda? It is in fact, one of the key causes of domestic violence in rural Uganda. If this weren’t bad enough, when food is taken away [...]

Akongo Beza – Empowering Women Project

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2017-07-31T05:50:50+00:00

Akongo Benza, Achieng Betrice and Apalat Grace started the Empowering Women Project in Tororo Uganda, which helps women contribute to the economic development of their families by undertaking small-scale businesses. The project trains women in business skills and empowers them with start up capital to start profitable small businesses. The [...]

Eric Omwanda Nehemiah, James Ndung’u – Beyond Skills

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2017-07-28T06:06:02+00:00

Beyond Skills is a project that focuses on photography, life skills and sustainability for youth from the Mathare slums and Mathare Foundation. The rising cases of youth radicalization prompted this project, which seeks to offer alternative ways of engaging young people from Mathare slums and its environs. The project has [...]

Patrick Mutemi, Mary Mumbua – Green Irrigation Project

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2017-07-28T11:29:58+00:00

The Green Irrigation Project is spearheaded by Patrick Kitali Mutemi. Its main purpose is to encourage the community to practice organic farming to promote both human and environmental health. Climate change is real and the farming community needs to adapt with more efficient ways of irrigation in anticipation of less [...]

Joet Ntale – Skills For All Computer Centre

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2017-08-14T14:40:45+00:00

Skills for All Computer Centre is a project initiated by Ntale Joet a blind musician and instrumentalist who is self-trained in computer application and jos software for blind computer users. He was born in Mayuge District, Kaluba Village, where he use his music to sensitize the public about equal rights, love and [...]

Godfrey Chemiat, Myanga Community-Based Solid Waste Management Project

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2017-07-28T00:44:02+00:00

Myanga community-based solid waste management project, managed by Godfrey Chemiat, collects environmentally hazardous solid waste materials including polythene papers, plastics, organic garbage, leaves and tree branches. These materials are taken to community collective dumping site so that they may decompose into organic fertilizer and/or be recycled into valuable handicrafts such [...]

Joseph Ithagu, Fortune 40 Project

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2017-07-17T09:25:58+00:00

After a great struggle to raise funds for his own college education, Joseph Ithagu started the Fortune 40 Project, a crowdfunding system that aims to raise college funds for 40 poor, vulnerable and marginalized youths in Kilifi County, Kenya each year. In partnership with Guru Institute Kenya, the project is [...]

Charles Omwanro, Vocational Training For Adolescent Mothers

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2017-07-17T09:26:36+00:00

Although gender-based violence is a menace that affects both males and females, it is a fact that woman and girls are more vulnerable at the hands of men as the perpetrators. Young Men Champions in Ending Gender-Based Violence (YMCEG) is an initiative aimed at transforming potential SGBV/GBV perpetrators into non-violent [...]

George Kamau – Zama Zama Dance And Development Centre

2017-07-21T00:18:59+00:00

Zama Zama Dance and Development Center is a community development organization that uses dance activities and other forms of art to engender broad social-economic development, while also affecting positive social change. Founded in 2012 in the Mathare area which is one of the Africa's largest and poorest slums, Zama Zama [...]

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