Life-Changing Visit to ADP Programs

Andrea AndrewsAfrica Exchange Tour Participant Africa Development Promise provides authentic, transformative, and tailored experiences to the international leadership, training, and development landscape. ADP offers the perfect mix of culture, experiences, international business development, leadership, and real-time on the ground opportunities for utilization of key concepts. Some of the experiences included: Akagera National Park- Safari, Ngamba Island – Chimpanzee Reserve, Rafting in the Nile …

FINDING EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION

I am fortunate to be born into a family that understands the value of education and insisted that my sisters and I had to go to school.  There are many reasons why children do not go to school, but girls are facing serious barriers.  For example, girls must deal with traditional beliefs that place a higher value on the education …

Opportunity to Serve

It was just over 6 years ago that I first visited Africa Development Promise’s cooperative partners.  At that point I was returning to Africa to visit friends I had made when I spent three months in Rwanda and Uganda in 2012. In between those two trips, I met Monica and had become interested in her work in East Africa and …

Internship Reflection

The summer of 2020 was filled with uncertainty, fear and stress, as the world attempted to follow the ever changing trajectory of COVID-19. After being sent home from college and spending upwards of four months in my childhood bedroom, I was unsure of what opportunities would await me in the summer. As a junior going into my senior year at …

Executive Director’s Message

Preparing for 2021 and Beyond In 2014, Africa Development Program launched its programs in Rwanda and Uganda with a mission to drive the collective action of rural entrepreneurial women to advance sustainable business and economic independence. We knew that we wanted to work with groups of women because we believe that collective action, training, and enterprise are proven pathways for …

What We Are Reading

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates Melinda Gates’, “Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World”, is a thoughtful and well-reasoned book that tackles gender inequality and brings awareness to the issue through   inspiring stories of women around the world. Gates discusses topics such as family planning, girl’s education, early child marriage, …

Perspective from the Field

By Cindi Mick In March 2019, I visited Africa Development Promise’s projects in Rwanda and Uganda and witnessed the wonderful progress made in the field. I was deeply impacted by the difference the women are making in their communities and families. I left inspired, with a renewed hope and an optimistic view of the world. It was wonderful to be …

DFW Supports Mushroom Cultivation

Africa Development Promise has been working with the Epaphroditus Women’s Cooperative – a 32-member mushroom growing group in Uganda – since 2015. The women were members of a local church and were so inspired by a biblical figure named Epaphroditus that they decided to ban together to improve their social and economic condition by pooling their savings to start a …