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We shift the power to young visionary leaders across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania to create lasting social change in East African communities
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About Lightup Impact

Lightup Impact is a movement of over 100 young grassroots leaders across East Africa advocating for equality in health, gender, and opportunities. We foster unity and collaboration to transform the lives of vulnerable communities for a more equitable world.

The Challenge

Grassroots leaders are fundamental to the sustainable development of East African communities. These young and talented non-profit leaders hold the solutions to the most pressing challenges affecting underserved communities. Unfortunately, many of these organizations often don’t manage to secure the necessary resources to scale their impact and reach their full potential. This is what Lightup Impact wants to change!

Our Unique Approach

At Lightup Impact, we work with our grassroots members to generate and implement evidence-based solutions to increase the impact and sustainable development of their organizations. We empower our members through peer-to-peer support, networking, trust-based partnerships, and skills and capacity building.

Our Impact In Numbers

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Our Partners

Central to our network are our existing and future partnerships with corporates, universities, accelerators, like-minded experts, and experienced social enterprises from different fields.

Testimonials From Our Members

Hearing from our member organizations builds trust, showcases impact, and validates our mission's effectiveness. Thank you for sharing your experience of Lightup Impact with us. 

Denyse Mugabekazi
Denyse Mugabekazi
Founder & Executive Director Grown to Help (Rwanda)
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This was the first network I joined that revealed my potential as a founder leading a young organization. Our gratitude goes to the Lightup Impact team, whose commitment, effort, and support have contributed to the growth of our organization and the improvement of our beneficiaries' lives.
Rogers Omollo
Rogers Omollo
Founder & CEO Activate Action (Kenya)
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I joined the Lightup community for networking, visibility, and partnership purposes.
Fatuma Hakar
Fatuma Hakar
Founder, Girl Kind Kenya
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Lightup Impact has exposed us to a lot of things as an organization, we were struggling with resource mobilization which they taught us. Previously, we only knew fundraising now we know friendraising.
Cavin Odera
Cavin Odera
Founder & CEO Wa-Wa Kenya
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When I first heard of Lightup Impact, I was more than willing to join the community in order to learn, interact, network with other big and small organizations. It helps young social changemakers get the visibility they deserve.
Collins Mureithi
Collins Mureithi
Founder Center for Adolescent & Young Changemakers (Kenya)
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I am a beneficiary of this lovely community, and as a founder, I feel safe, inspired & motivated by their dedication to seeing us thrive & that's why I always keep encouraging other young grassroots nonprofit founders to positively take advantage of opportunities being offered by them.
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Our Latest Blog Posts

The Lightup Impact blogs cover compelling and valuable topics relevant to its members, partners, investors, and anyone with an interest in the work of grassroots social organizations active in women’s health and gender equality in East Africa.

How to Set and Achieve Your Goals in 2024: Insights from Bridget Kigambo
09Feb

How to Set and Achieve Your Goals in 2024: Insights from Bridget Kigambo

Learn how to set and achieve your goals with Lightup Impact member Bridget Kigambo.

Join the Lightup Impact Founder Advisory Board
31Jan

Join the Lightup Impact Founder Advisory Board

Be the collective voice of our Lightup Impact Community, ensuring that the perspectives and concerns of our young…

A Recap of Lightup Impact Days 2023 – Shifting the Power and Igniting Change
18Jan

A Recap of Lightup Impact Days 2023 – Shifting the Power and Igniting Change

Discover highlights from our 2nd Lightup Impact Days conference, where grassroots leaders and other changemakers gathered to #shifthepower!

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We increase the visibility and impact of social organizations with a focus on women’s health and gender equality in Kenya. We support the growth of our founders through tailored mentoring and networking opportunities