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We Empower Women After War. We Provide Self-Sustaining Solutions that Give Hope and Change Lives. DONATE A Future to Believe In.

Donate to support generations of girls & women affected by conflict.


Our Mission

African Women Rising, a small non-profit with big impact, was launched in 2006 in Santa Barbara and Uganda to empower women after war by providing technical skills and support for success via education, agriculture, and micro-finance training.

Our Belief:

  • Women are powerful agents of change
  • Sustainable impact comes from within a community
  • Simultaneous action creates synergy & sustainability


of women in our programs double their income and savings within one year


children now have increased access to education


women have been empowered since 2006


of women in our agricultural programs double their yield


Keeping Girls in School

Our Girls’ Education program has helped Gladys to stay in school. Girls her age face many obstacles in completing their education. They are expected to help at home, to collect water, to find firewood. Once the girls get their period they miss even more school days, as they don’t have sanitary pads. Unfortunately, most girls only reach 3rd of 4th grade.

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