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

Mercy Auma Owinyi, Green Food Bank Project

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2017-04-17T16:13:27+00:00

Green Food Bank is a project aimed at promoting food security within the village households of Virhembe sub-location, Kakamega County Kenya. This is undertaken through training to control post- harvest losses, best and sustainable farming methods, and finding market niche for their farm products, hence protecting them from being exploited [...]

Esther Wanjiku Mwangi, Esvendo Social Inclusion

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2017-04-17T12:44:56+00:00

Esvendo social inclusion project is an initiative created by Esther Mwangi. It was conceptualized after the realization over 3 million school days are lost every month because girls don't have a proper way to handle their mensturation. The social enterprise aims to stop adolescent girls from missing school in Kenyan [...]

Lakot Jennifer and Ongom Andrew, Community Art Workshop Project

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2017-01-27T08:59:57+00:00

Uganda is a young country, and unemployment hits young people in Uganda especially hard. For Jimmy Amone, a member of the East Africa Hub, initiatives which allow young people to support themselves and their communities are a vital part of building a stronger future for the country. In a small [...]

Minka Joel, Lutale Coffee, Cocoa And Fruits Nursery Centre

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2017-03-26T18:09:03+00:00

In Lutale Village near Lake Victoria, most young people rely on fishing to make a living. However, overfishing has destroyed fish stocks and led to young people struggling to make a living and getting into trouble with government agencies which regulate fishing. In earlier times, the area was  a large [...]

Kasolo Sheilla Elizabeth, Charity Initiative Eastern Region Book Drive

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2017-01-27T05:51:50+00:00

Sheilla Kasolo is a young lawyer who always strives to give back to her country. Having participated in projects to help the elderly, rural school children, and people with mental illness, she and a group of friends known as the Charity Initiative decided it is important to develop the reading [...]

Nassali Janepher, Organizing

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2017-01-27T06:13:41+00:00

As flower farms in Uganda, many young workers earn less than a dollar a day working shifts that sometimes last 13 hours, 365 days a year. These workers face terrible conditions - women sometimes give birth among dangerous, and often banned, chemicals at the farms because maternity leave is confused [...]