Read about our most recent grantees from our East Africa Leadership Program.

Extend A Life Initiative Uganda Limited – The Pride Candle Project


The Pride Candle Project is a four-month initiative under the Economic Empowerment Program of Extend a Life Initiative Uganda Limited (ELI-U). The project promotes the socio-economic empowerment of LGBTQ youth and sex workers Living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda. These youth learn skills in candle-making to enable them start [...]

Energy Saving Jiko Production – Energy Saving Jiko Production


Energy Saving Jiko (ESJ) Production is an initiative created by Mrs. Sharon Akinyi, a trained environmentalist advocating for alternative energy sources and the use of energy saving techniques. The project will be implemented by members of Action for Research and Development Self Help Group. Members will be trained on molding, [...]

Mabinju Village in Siaya County – Women Cultivating Power of Moringa


The Women Cultivating Power of Moringa Project is located in Mabinju Village in the Western region of Kenya. This project is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the community. A group of 15 women cultivates and harvests moringa, a food supplement that has many medicinal [...]

Tugamuhangye Bosco and Atuheire Costence – Building The Foundation Project


Building the Foundation, located in Kihihi Town Council Kanungu- Uganda, helps youth acquire computer skills. The founder, Tugamuhangye Bosco, was inspired to start this project when he saw the number of youth who dropped out from school due their inability to pay their school fees. Building the Foundation will support [...]

Tich Tire Vocational Skills Project – Tich Tire Vocational Skills Project


Youth unemployment is a major contributor to increased crime rates perpetrated by jobless and idle youth in Kisumu, Kenya. Tich Tire Vocational Skills Project aims at providing alternative pathways to employment through masonry apprenticeship training, which will enable youth to gainful employment. This grant will help purchase tools and equipment [...]

Growing Bananas and Cassavas for Poverty – Growing Bananas and Cassavas for Poverty Eradication


With dwindling returns on maize farming and unpredictable rainfall patterns, small scale farmers with small plots can no longer afford to solely rely on maize to feed their bulging families. Subsistence farmers must embrace growing alternative crops that can ensure high yields from their small plots and mitigate food insecurity. [...]

Hero Women Group, Naomi Faith, Jackline – Hero Women Group


According to recent report by United Nations; Human Development Index (HDI) 2017, Kenya reports the unemployment rate at 39.1%. The latest statistics continue to reflect a shockingly high youth unemployment rate which as company’s downside due to harsh economic environment. Esther proposed to educate women on other job opportunities that [...]

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