Grants Funded in 2016

We provide micro grants for social change projects worldwide. These are the projects we funded in 2016.

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 [...]

Hajjat Nagudi, Organizing Urban Women for Uganda

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2017-01-27T06:05:09+00:00

By Suzan Wilmot, who selected this project to receive a flow fund grant. Nagudi is a member of the Women's Movement residing in Kampala, Uganda. This young and fast growing nonviolent movement has helped scrap a bill to raise age limits of judges and the president who has been in [...]

Kintu Godfrey, Kityerera Disabled Association

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2017-01-27T05:42:57+00:00

East Africa Team Member Fred Batale is an advocate for people with disabilities in Uganda. While meeting with a community worker, he learned about the work being done by Kintu Godfrey and the Kityrera Disabled Association in Kityrera, Uganda. After visiting the project, he has chosen to support their work [...]

Ruth Mirembe, Mabilizi Centre For Economic Development

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2017-01-27T06:52:54+00:00

After watching young women in her community drop out of school due to financial pressures, Ruth Mirembe decided to take action. For many young women in rural Uganda, education is not an option that they can easily pursue.Many young women end up being forced into marriage. Others run away to [...]

Amito Susan Oryem, Promotion of Arts and Crafts for Rural Women Development

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2017-02-01T12:11:48+00:00

After a chance meeting at a community development group where he was presenting about the Pollination Project grant opportunities, East Africa Hub Member Jimmy Amone travelled to a small village in Northern Uganda to see the work of Atute Ki Cinga ("I struggle with my hands") Women's Group. A small group, [...]

Moses Mukongo, Training And Education In Grow Biointensive Sustainable Farming, Impact Grant 2016

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2016-12-23T11:21:11+00:00

The project bears an emphasis towards the scaling up of sustainable, smaller-scale farming methods that will allow small-scale farmers to increase yields while conserving resources and minimizing environmental damage. More farmers and new communities shall be targeted. Participant farmers shall be viewed as proponents of dissemination; they will be challenged and encouraged to reach other farmers. Training workshops shall be organized for both new and old and farmers. Training materials shall be developed. Documentation of impact and limitations shall be prioritized; the monitoring and evaluation progress shall be explicit.

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