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.
Africa Development Promise will host its first conference entitled RISE: Unleashing the Economic Potential of Rural Women. The conference will be held March 16, 2017 at Umubano Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.
The goal of this one-day conference is to share information and answer questions to help unlock the potential of rural women as drivers of sustainable agriculture.