Visionary of the Month: Aaron Bukenya, Founder and Executive Director of BESO Foundation

Visionary of the Month: Aaron Bukenya, Founder and Executive Director of BESO Foundation

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Aaron Bukenya, Founder and Executive Director of Beso Foundation BESO is a nonprofit that works tirelessly to provide access to quality education, health services, and economic empowerment for women and children in rural Uganda. In each step they take, they use their...Read more
What If Young African Women Defined Solutions for Their Own Lives?–Batonga Foundation Finds Out

What If Young African Women Defined Solutions for Their Own Lives?–Batonga Foundation Finds Out

Categorized as: , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2017. Related Grantees: Advancing Girls Education: AGE Africa, Akilah Institute for Women, Firelight Foundation, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, Resonate.

Editor’s note: This year, Batonga Foundation, founded and led by Grammy-award-winner West African musician and U.N. ambassador Angélique Kidjo, undertakes a targeted, data-based approach called the “Girl Roster” to survey 10-to-14-year-old girls in...Read more
The Story of Ending Poverty in the Least Likely Place

The Story of Ending Poverty in the Least Likely Place

Categorized as: , , , , , , on January 7, 2017. Related Grantees: African Entrepreneur Collective, Agora Partnerships, Firelight Foundation, Freedom From Hunger, Grameen Foundation, Kiretono Resource Centre through AID Tanzania, LivelyHoods, Upaya Social Ventures.

  Editor’s note: Our partners at The BOMA Project believe fiercely in the potential of a mother’s love and intelligence and have found practical ways to get mothers to work in a rural region of Kenya where few jobs exist. Can BOMA really alleviate...Read more
2016 Annual Report: Our Latest Partners + Our Daring Plan

2016 Annual Report: Our Latest Partners + Our Daring Plan

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Editor’s note: Winter brings snow, candles, family, and festivities–for some. For others, the long nights strike the loneliest chord and the cold days bring too little comfort and food. We join you, our friends and collaborators in our quiet, ongoing...Read more
Unleashing Potential of Latin-American Entrepreneurs: Agora Partnerships

Unleashing Potential of Latin-American Entrepreneurs: Agora Partnerships

Categorized as: , , , , , , on November 26, 2016. Related Grantees: Batonga Foundation, Destiny Foundation through Cents of Relief, Jibu, LivelyHoods, The BOMA Project, Upaya Social Ventures, Working Capital for Community Needs.

Editor’s note: See how our job-creation partner Agora Partnerships builds jobs such as: recycling waste into fertilizer in Guatemala, distributing children’s books, increasing access to banking, and other startups that build jobs and strengthen the...Read more