Africa Hope Community exists to assist African immigrant women (regardless of belief or background) to achieve their highest potential as they integrate into the United States culture as well as strengthen ties with their homeland. We accomplish this through participatory approach that offers women support through one-on-one mentoring, educational events, as well as through sharing resources. We strive to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees.
Denver, CO 80206
The Africa School Assistance Project (ASAP) is committed to increasing access to quality public education in East Africa, especially for girls.
Education, more than any other sector of development, seeds dramatic improvement in poverty reduction, gender equality, health outcomes, child immunization, HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental protection and wildlife conservation. Simply put, widely available public education will lead to a prosperous, peaceful and sustainable future for Africa.
To date, ASAP has developed seven rural community schools in the Arusha and Mwanza Regions of Tanzania, impacting over 5,000 students annually and they’re getting huge results. 100% primary completion and transition rates to secondary school and the Kupanda Project for Girls has increased secondary completion rates for girls from a shocking 4% to 100%!
Africa’s Tomorrow is a tax-exempt non-profit organization, registered in the US since 2006. We provide funding to promising female students from rural Africa in order to help them attain higher education when poverty would otherwise prevent them from continuing. We believe that educating the underprivileged is the best investment in the future and provides a catalyst for positive change throughout the world.
While this entire experience benefits many people, the ultimate purpose is to help Africa. The idea is that by providing a great education to students from rural areas of Africa, they will gain the skills and knowledge that will allow them to return home and promote positive changes from within. With roots in the community, they are equipped with the knowledge and connections that will foster efficient and relevant progress, as well as the acumen to prioritize problems and allocate resources, rather than an international organization making those decisions.
AfricAid mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to complete their education, develop into confident leaders, and transform their own lives and their communities. We equip girls to overcome challenges and reach their full potential because educated girls create lasting positive change. The outcome is proactive, resilient, and socially-responsible girls who secure better jobs, raise healthier families, and increase the standing of women in society.
Our story begins with one courageous woman in 2004. In a chance encounter, our founders met Millie Grace Akena while walking through a Ugandan slum. Millie sat outside of her mud home, rolling beads from strips of paper under the sweltering sun, when Devin Hibbard, Ginny Jordan and Torkin Wakefield stopped to talk with her. Though she struggled to put food on the table, Millie found joy in creating beautiful things with her own hands, and she was determined to build a better future for her family.
For 15 years, women around the world have been connecting through love and empowerment, growing a social enterprise to educate and raise funds to support women’s entrepreneurship training to transform lives.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Beauty for Ashes Uganda works towards long-term sustainable development and deep healing for single moms and widows in the Teso Region of Uganda.
We do this through mutually transformative relationships and empowerment that provides resources and tools necessary for change.
1,183 mamas in Uganda are a part of the BFAU family along with their 6,500+ kiddos across 32 villages in 38 women’s cooperatives
One School at a Time partners with subsistence farming communities in rural Uganda, Africa to boost the performance and quality of existing public schools— ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME. We currently partner with 6 schools serving over 2,500 students. We are passionate about our programs to empower older girls to stay in school- educated girls can break the cycle of poverty for both their families and communities.
Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.) Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Brooke Stern and her father, Kenneth Stern in the Bujugali Falls region of Uganda. S.O.U.L.’s mission is to foster sustainable and vibrant Ugandan communities through unique partnerships focused on education, women’s empowerment, food security, and maternal health.
Shortly after finishing nursing school in 2009, Brooke and her father, Kenneth Stern, set out on a backpacking trip through Eastern Africa. After spending just five days in poverty-stricken Bujagali Falls, Brooke’s idea of creating a not-for-profit foundation devoted to helping the impoverished Ugandan community began to take shape. In reflecting on her first visit to Uganda, Brooke states, “In the village, we saw hunger but we also saw thirst: thirst for knowledge, thirst for a better tomorrow, thirst for the opportunity to lift themselves out of gripping poverty.”
Brooke returned to Uganda one month after her initial life-changing visit. She immersed herself in the culture and community for 13 months. Like her village neighbors, she lived without electricity, hot water or the comforts of modern society. She devoted this first year to listening to and learning from the villagers before she realized that the most effective S.O.U.L.ution for the community would involve a focus on accessibility to education. It was shortly after that S.O.U.L. Foundation was born.
Every day worldwide, women die from preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these deaths occur in developing countries where deep poverty prevents women from seeking, reaching, and receiving medical care. In the isolated areas of rural Ethiopia, the majority of women deliver alone at home without skilled medical assistance.
As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal and neonatal mortality rates in the world. What’s more, without access to medical care, women who survive delivery in these rural areas are often left with debilitating complications that destroy the quality of their lives and result in in social ostracism, depression, and economic hardship.