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May 14, 2024

A Helping Hand — Not an Iron Fist

By Anne Wadsworth

A growing philanthropic model builds trust and rewards ideas, rather than dictating how donated capital is spent. Growing up in a rural village in northwestern Tanzania, Josephina Joachim was a young woman who experienced hardship and injustice. Hoping to shift the narrative for girls who came after her, she and her colleagues decided to fight…

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March 13, 2024

Funding Community-Led Organizations: SHEEO’s Call for Trust and Collaboration

By Fatoumata Jaiteh

In the vast landscape of philanthropy, where resources often flow through well-established channels, small and remote Community-Led Organizations (CLOs) located outside of typical NGO-hubs find themselves navigating a labyrinth of challenges.   Driven by a commitment to their communities and armed with a deep understanding of local challenges, CLOs often encounter formidable barriers when seeking…

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October 11, 2023

Voices of Kitenga: Peres Munanka’s Inspiring Path to Advocacy

By Guillemette Dejean

After graduating from KGSS in 2020 with the school’s pioneer class, Peres Munanka didn’t take any time off between lower and upper secondary school. Instead, she went onto become GEC’s very first Kitenga volunteer.  At that time, she remarked that she was “happy to volunteer to work with GEC because it is a passion…to see…

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