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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 …

Strengthening Women’s Agricultural Cooperatives

Africa Development Promise currently supports three agricultural cooperatives in Uganda that produce a variety of crops —from indoor mushroom farming to outdoor farming of soy beans, cassava, sweet potatoes and maize. In 2019, Africa Development Promise, in collaboration with University of Colorado’s IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT), will launch a data-enabled or climate smart agricultural initiative. The …

Yes, We Can cooperative

  Yes, We Can is a new Africa Development Promise supported cooperative located in Luwande – Ssayi, Gombe subcounty, Wakiso District. This ambitious group of twenty women and two men came together in 2017 with a single purpose – to collectively uplift their economic status and solve poverty related challenges for themselves and their community. They grow and sell maize, cassava, sweet potatoes, and soya beans on a …

Our Impact is spreading across Rwanda

Africa Development Promise’s (ADP) impact is spreading in the Bugesera District of Rwanda. The positive impact has been noticed by many, but more so by Turwayne Inzara Mu Ngo Zacu, an agricultural cooperative that neighbors an ADP-sponsored cooperative. In one short year the ADP-sponsored cooperative was thriving — it had constructed two greenhouses and their tomato harvest was booming! Inspired …

Colorado Gives Day: December 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ​ Support the work of Africa Development Promise on Colorado Gives Day Denver, CO (November 9, 2017) – Africa Development Promise invites Coloradans to support our efforts to boost women’s economic development and advance sustainable business in rural Rwanda and Uganda by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 5, 2017. Presented by Community First Foundation and …

Reflections From East Africa

By: Betty Sparrow Doris ​Bob and I have traveled fairly extensively since I retired some years ago. We have enjoyed several different countries in five of the seven continents seeing both vast poverty in developing countries, struggles of many in Europe as economies decline due to major geopolitical twists and turns. Of course we have also been blessed as tourists …

Story From Uganda: Small Gift, Big Impact

There are few opportunities to see firsthand the impact a simple donation has, to make significant change in a community. Africa Development Promise (ADP) coordinated its first African Exchange Tour for current and prospective donors, with the objective of showcasing its work with agricultural cooperatives in Uganda and Rwanda. Not having ever traveled to Africa, I knew this would be …