Photo by Helene Wallart & Remy Simon

Photo by Helene Wallart & Remy Simon

 

Throughout Unite's journeys across East Africa, which began in 1991, we have met some truly extraordinary individuals from all walks of life who are committed to creating positive change in their communities, against all odds. When we come across these bright, talented, rare & precious souls, we want to do all we can to support them in their work to uplift and empower those living in greatest need. Some of the traits our “Warriors for Change” share include: 

  • Intelligence, experience, aptitude

  • Creative problem solving abilities, critical thinking,

  • Resilience and an inexplicable well of inner strength,

  • A clear and specific vision for a better tomorrow, and

  • Unwavering faith in what is possible.

 

 

Unite  recently awarded new grants to:

Philomena Eliakim Kivuyo , an entrepreneur long-supported by Unite, was awarded a new Warrior for Change grant to engage a group of eight other women (all artisans trained by Philomena) to develop and create product lines to be sold at an artist’s and crafts exhibition  in Zambia and Eswatin (formerly Swaziland) in June, July and September 2019. Income from the events will be split among the women to help them support their families.

Philomena Eliakim Kivuyo, an entrepreneur long-supported by Unite, was awarded a new Warrior for Change grant to engage a group of eight other women (all artisans trained by Philomena) to develop and create product lines to be sold at an artist’s and crafts exhibition in Zambia and Eswatin (formerly Swaziland) in June, July and September 2019. Income from the events will be split among the women to help them support their families.

Ilse De Jong

Ilse De Jong  (pictured above with Unite Founder & Director Anne Wells and St. Joseph’s Founder & Director Sister Crispina Mnate, October 2018). Ilse has joined the Unite team to assist with the development of partnerships and programs; sponsor & donor communications; tracking of grants, and much more.

Ilse De Jong (pictured above with Unite Founder & Director Anne Wells and St. Joseph’s Founder & Director Sister Crispina Mnate, October 2018). Ilse has joined the Unite team to assist with the development of partnerships and programs; sponsor & donor communications; tracking of grants, and much more.

ARtist Maliondo amini

Maliondo Amini   Maliondo Amini. Maliondo, 20, was raised by his poor single mother in Dar Es Salaam. He started drawing as a young boy, and art is all he has wanted to do ever since. Our team discovered Maliondo painting in a dark insecure alleyway by day and in a dirty bathroom with a single light bulb by night. Unite is working with Maliondo to help   create an international demand for his work    and  to build for him a proper studio space where he can paint in a safe, clean environment and   start an art school   to teach aspiring artists his methods and techniques. Maliondo has never received any formal art training of any kind.

Maliondo Amini

Maliondo Amini. Maliondo, 20, was raised by his poor single mother in Dar Es Salaam. He started drawing as a young boy, and art is all he has wanted to do ever since. Our team discovered Maliondo painting in a dark insecure alleyway by day and in a dirty bathroom with a single light bulb by night. Unite is working with Maliondo to help create an international demand for his work and to build for him a proper studio space where he can paint in a safe, clean environment and start an art school to teach aspiring artists his methods and techniques. Maliondo has never received any formal art training of any kind.



Past "Warrior Grants" have been awarded to:


Here at Unite, we are always interested in meeting more "Warriors for Change" -- passionate visionaries on the frontlines of innovative change. If you or anyone you know fits this profile, please email anne@uniteafricafoundation.org. Karibu sana! Tuko pamoja!