Meet a Member: President Marie Rose

Marie Rose Ntakirutimana, the president of the Ingabo Ikingira Ubukene cooperative in her garden. The sun has come up. Marie Rose Ntakirutimana has made posho (a porridge made from corn), had her tea, and is now in the fields. Farming is what she knows. It is what she has done all her life, and it is now what she hopes will …

Exciting News!

Africa Development Promise is officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! We have recently received our official certification. This means that any contributions made to Africa Development Promise are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We give our thanks to Africa Agenda for being our fiscal sponsor during this initial period.  ]]>

Why Use Cooperatives?

Cooperatives are extremely advantageous to low income and highly motivated individuals. Reductions in selling prices and operating expenses allow cooperatives to start up in impoverished areas of other countries. Such models are designed to directly benefit the employees, who own a stake in the company they work for. This directly incentivizes workers to work harder since they will profit from the fruits of their …