|Farmer Training and Demonstration|
Africa Rising organized an extremely successful training for farmers hosted by the Kilisa Village Development Committee on their demonstration plot. Farmers learned practical skills for increasing maize output, poultry farming, and kitchen gardens which they plan to implement immediately. Read more...
Africa Rising often helps partners access information to assist with their community development initiatives. In October 2010, Africa Rising accompanied KVDC to the Agriculture Society of Kenya International Trade Show where they gained new information, contacts, and resources to accelerate the economic development of their village. Read More...
Africa Rising is building a network of learning and sharing among effective grassroots African organizations. A critical way of strengthening ties in the network is to arrange visits and face to face meeting between organizations. June 2010 was an exciting time of seeing Africa Rising partners connect. Read more...
|Peter and the Great Lakes Initiative|
Through the help of Africa Rising, Peter Kariuku, the founder of Shalom City, attended the Great Lakes Initiative Gathering in Bujumbura, Burundi along with 110 of East Africa's most inspirational and visionary leaders. Read More...
|WOMEDA Success Stories|
Mary Muhara, Africa Rising's East Africa Liason, visited WOMEDA and met with four beneficiaries of WOMEDA's services. Here are their personal stories of how WOMEDA's legal counsel changed their lives. Read More...
|NACWOLA Memory Books|
Through the efforts of Africa Rising and several partners, Ugandan women will start a business to generate income for their families and contribute to the psychosocial support of other HIV positive women. Read More...
|African Leaders Speak|
At the first annual Africa Rising networking meeting which took place July, 2009 in Nairobi Kenya, African leaders spoke. And Africa Rising was there to listen.
|Duke University students at the Millenium School|
Rising works by extending the networks of the organizations we support. This
summer we did this for the Millenium School in Mityana,
Uganda. With guidance from Africa Risin, some faculty and staff of Duke University’s
Global Health Institute created a summer project that
would benefit the Millenium School and some Duke students who would carry out the
project. Eight Duke students traveled to Uganda for two months.
|A quick response for internally displaced people|
Nairobi Chapel, a church in Nairobi, has worked successfully for many years to transcend ethnic differences within its congregation. When the ethnic violence broke out in Nairobi, people’s homes were destroyed and many camped as refugees on land near Nairobi Chapel. The church and its daughter churches began immediately to care for the internally displaced people, taking some into their homes, providing others with food and meeting other basic needs.
|Origins | The Raising of Africa Rising|
In 2002 a Kenyan business woman was expanding her horizons by getting a theological degree in Nairobi. For a course practicum, she spent time with women infected with HIV in one of Nairobi’s slums called Kware. It sounds like a rock quarry because it was one.