Meet Our New Members – December 2023

New Lightup Impact Members December 2023

We are delighted to welcome to 25 exceptional grassroots organizations from Kenya and Uganda to our vibrant Lightup Impact Community. Learn more about them in this post.

Meet Our New Members – November 2023

New Lightup Impact Members Grassroots Organizations

We are delighted to welcome to 25 exceptional grassroots organizations from Kenya and Uganda to our vibrant Lightup Impact Community. Learn more about them in this post.

Meet Our New Members – July 2023

New Lightup Impact Members December 2023

We are happy to welcome five new changemakers from Kenya and Uganda into the Lightup Impact Community.    These changemakers are leaders of grassroots organizations working in sexual reproductive health and rights, economic empowerment, mental health, malnutrition, gender-based violence, and eradication of harmful traditional cultural practices.   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: Kenya Founder: Brenda Alwanyi MyBody is a non-governmental organization that empowers marginalized women and girls to meaningfully participate in designing their own inclusive sexual reproductive health rights and gender-based violence prevention and response strategies, strengthening respect for human rights and body autonomy at the county and national levels. Founder: Mohamed Dika PACE-IN is a grassroots local community initiative, serving the marginalized nomadic pastoralist community of the Merti sub-county in northern Kenya. They transform and empower their community by prioritizing sustainable projects and strategies to eradicate socio-economic disparities and harmful traditional cultural beliefs and practices whose major victims are women and girls.  Founder: Nelima Baraza Paper Hearts is a community-based organization that raises awareness on issues surrounding mental health and connects people with affordable solutions. They also provide training and education on mental health,  supporting gender-responsive policies and programs. They have partnered with an organization that nurtures teen moms and offers therapy in addition to leading mental health topics in their programs. Uganda Founder: Joyce Olana At CHEE, they prevent malnutrition in children under five and those at risk of becoming malnourished and fight poverty in vulnerable communities by focusing on empowering women. Founder: Maria Gorret Nakanwagi Women in Action for Community Empowerment (W.A.C.E) is a grassroots, community-based organization improving the livelihood of women and girls, their households, and the entire community where they live. They do so by facilitating practical, financial, and entrepreneurial skills development. We look forward to creating change together and amplifying our impact!   The Lightup Impact team Get to know the rest of our members!

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: Kenya 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. Uganda 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. Rwanda 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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