Africa Development Promise is a nonprofit organization working in East Africa to support rural women as the economic, demographic and social landscape is changing and affecting activities carried out by women. We champion the cooperative approach because of its principles of democracy, inclusion and solidarity - cooperatives empower members by promoting self-help and self-responsibility.
We believe that given the right tools, rural African communities can be economically self-sufficient and flourish. Every day, we help female subsistence farmers come together to develop professional, well-managed and profitable agricultural cooperatives which offer a path out of poverty.
Our vision is flourishing rural communities across Eastern Africa where women can contribute their creativity, innovation and hard work that brings prosperity and independence. As an organization, we aspire to be the engine that advances rural women's entrepreneurship by promoting agricultural cooperatives while also addressing the interconnectivity of water, energy and agriculture to achieve long-term sustainable positive outcomes.
Our mission is to build on and strengthen the collective action of entrepreneurial women.
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Who is a Hero?
Here at Africa Development Promise, a hero is not just a warrior who is strong and courageous, but also someone who cares about others, is willing to give of themselves to help others, gives back to their community, and shows qualities of a leader. For us, the heroes of 2016 are the women in our agricultural collectives.
Faced with the tremendous responsibility of caring for their families, rural women in East Africa spend most of their day farming in the open field, gathering firewood, collecting water, cooking food, and other household chores. As the men move to the urban centers in search of work, women are left alone with the sole responsibility of providing for their families. With the day, already so full of responsibilities; when can she find the time to earn money to invest in her families’ education, nutrition, health, and housing?