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:

SABRAH ABDUL

Sabrah Abdul  is the only one in her family who is employed and she responsible for caring for her grandmother, young brother, uncle (all above) and more family members. Currently she works the front desk night shift at a hotel in Dar Es Salaam where she regularly suffers humiliation and abuse. Sabrah was awarded a Unite Warrior for Change grant to enroll in beauty school where she is learning how to do hair and makeup. Her dream is to open her own salon and train other women to work alongside her.

Sabrah Abdul is the only one in her family who is employed and she responsible for caring for her grandmother, young brother, uncle (all above) and more family members. Currently she works the front desk night shift at a hotel in Dar Es Salaam where she regularly suffers humiliation and abuse. Sabrah was awarded a Unite Warrior for Change grant to enroll in beauty school where she is learning how to do hair and makeup. Her dream is to open her own salon and train other women to work alongside her.

PHILOMENA ELIAKIM KIVUYO

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.

MALIONDO AMINI

Maliondo Amini:  Maliondo received a Warrior for Change grant to move into a proper studio space where he can work in a safe, clean environment and teach students how to paint. Unite also commissions oil paintings for Maliondo to paint for clients around the world. To learn more about how to order an oil painting from Maliondo, email anne@uniteafricafoundation.org.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT MALIONDO.

Maliondo Amini: Maliondo received a Warrior for Change grant to move into a proper studio space where he can work in a safe, clean environment and teach students how to paint. Unite also commissions oil paintings for Maliondo to paint for clients around the world. To learn more about how to order an oil painting from Maliondo, email anne@uniteafricafoundation.org. CLICK HERE TO WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT MALIONDO.


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!