Lightup Impact Fundraiser & Networking Event

Let's empower locally-led non-profits in gender & health in East Africa to create a world of equality together!

40 attendees

Long-term friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances. It's crucial to value and nourish such connections, as we can work towards the same goal together.

3000 euros

And the most impressive number: we raised a total of 3000 euros in just one night! And we owe it all to you. We can only do this, and everything else, because you support us along our journey.

Community of Supporters

Yes, we are building a Community of Founders in East Africa. Additionally, we are building a strong community of supporters, and we could feel it at the event.

Thank you so much for coming to our Fundraising Event! You were an amazingly enthusiastic crowd, and we are humbled that you have chosen to support our cause.

Maasai Craft by Nareto Latia (Kenya) as donation rewards
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Aim of the event

Through this event, we aim to raise money and find partners to empower one early-stage grassroots organization in gender & health in East Africa to become sustainable. We will support and train for a whole year their key leadership, strategic, and advocacy skills. Therefore, they will be better prepared to run their organizations, scale their sustainable growth, and accelerate their social impact. If in five years time, we can empower all of our 90 members to become sustainable, we could impact the lives of over 27.000 vulnerable women, children, and youth to ensure gender, health, and education equality. This event is for individual donors, partners, investors, other social entrepreneurs and anyone in support of our cause!

What to expect

A fun and inspiring night with like-minded people!


We will offer finger food & refreshments and handmade Kenyan Maasai Crafts as donation rewards. 


Opportunity to meet our guest Austrian social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Rebekka Dober, founder of YEP (Youth Empowerment Participation), and her team.


Join us to learn more about Lightup Impact, the Fundraiser, and the impact we created in East Africa until now.

Guest of Honor


(Kenyan Ambassador to Austria)

We shall have a panel discussion with Her excellency the Ambassador on her career, gender equality, access to healthcare, and the role of grassroots organizations in development. 


Guest Social Entreprenuer

Rebekka Dober, founder of YEP (Youth Empowerment Participation)

Opportunity to meet our guest Austrian social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow and her team.


6:00-6:30 pm: Welcome & get-together

6:30-7:00 pm: Lightup Impact

7:00-7:30 pm: Fundraising & Networking; Maasai Craft Market

7:30-8:00 pm: Guest of honor: Ambassador Mary Mugwanja

8:00-8:30 pm:  YEP (Youth Empowerment Participation)

8:30-10:00 pm: Fundraising & Networking; Maasai Craft Market

Please Note

The event ticket fee covers entrance, food & drinks. Voluntary donations in exchange for Maasai crafts can be made at the event in cash or through our online digital fundraiser.

Together let’s empower locally-led, non-profits in gender & health in East Africa to create a world of equality together!

What is the Impact of your donation?

Beads to End Gender Violence Based Violnce in Kajiado, Kenya

Your donations also contribute to ending Gender-Based Violence in Kajiado County, Kenya

Nareto Latia Indigenous Peoples’ Program is a Lightup Impact member organization that started the ‘beads to end the gender-based violence (GBV) project’ to reduce the rise in GBV cases in the Orinie community, Kajiado County. 

With the support we received from Lightup Impact, our women were trained on financial literacy,development of quality products and psychosocial support for GBV victims.

The project has brought tremendous change at household level: women are now respected and appreciated as co-breadwinners in the household

Women testimonials

Nalamai Morindat;

“ I really appreciate that I can continue advancing our traditional beadwork activities and earn some money to buy food and pay school fees for my children’’. 

Women selling their bead work in an open market

Sisian Makarot;

“ I was married as a young teenager without any skill set to be employable anywhere since I didn’t go to school, but I’m happy that Nareto has given me an opportunity to be part of this project which addresses the root causes of gender-based violence.

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