Meet Our New Members – June 2023

We are happy to welcome six new changemakers from Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda into the Lightup Impact Community. 


These changemakers are leaders of grassroots organizations working in sexual reproductive health and rights, economic empowerment, mental health, youth empowerment, gender-based violence, and mentorship. 


With every new addition to our changemaker community, we gain local insights and expertise and expand our ability to create a social impact.


Thank you for choosing our community. We are more than excited to have you on board! 


Learn more about our newest members below:


Founder: Zipporah Nyangara

Haven of Dreams is a youth- and women-led, grassroots community organization. Their focus is on mental health and adolescent and youth empowerment. They want to help every individual achieve self-awareness, deal with intergenerational trauma, and become empowered.

Founder: Mercy Kalemela

GtoW is a women-led organization advocating for human rights, health, and gender-responsive actions through mentoring women and girls in the community. They strive to see women and girls at the forefront of development. 

Founder: Fatuma Mohamed Abdullahi

Sleak Community Organization is a young, women-led non-profit organization. They focus mainly on helping women and girls in matters of health, well-being, economic empowerment, and gender equality. 

Founder: Gloria Achieng

Soulevement is a non-profit organization with the vision to have a society with the necessary support to improve the quality of mental wellness for children, youth, and the community at large. They provide a platform for individuals to develop mental wellness through psychological and physical development, education, and skills training. 


Founder: Dricile Godfrey

CEFTRA-WN promotes equal opportunities for women and men, sexual reproductive services, and rights for young people. They also fight harmful cultural practices against women and girls and gender-based violence. 


Founder: Pacifique Uzamberumwana

Voice of Women is a non-governmental organization that strives to improve teen mothers’ social and economic status, improve the living conditions of underprivileged children and their families, and fight against gender-based violence. They offer comprehensive programs in health, capacity building, agriculture, and education. 

We look forward to creating change together as we amplify our impact!


The Lightup Impact team

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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.


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