Date: September 1 2014
The project "Women Empowerment in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa" Has been approved on GlobalGiving and We can start raising funds!
As an added benefit, the project has also been approved for Microsoft's YouthSpark initiative. Microsoft's YouthSpark opportunity is only available to GlobalGiving's Leaders and Superstars, as well as pre-existing YouthSpark partners.
Project Name: Women Empowerment in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa
Link to the project: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/women-empowerment-in-rural-sub-saharan-africa/
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We have been making progress from the time we got started. Although progress appears to be slow, it is underscored here that we still continue to empower hundreds of grassroots women entrepreneurs with microcredit and counselling.
Here are a bunch of more staff we have achieved so far:
1) AGEN-USA Inc has earned a rank of Emerging organization at Global Giving (one of the crowdfunding organizations mentioned in the famous book Half the Skye: Turning Oppression into opportunity by Nicholas and Sheryl). We will post another project there on Monday. Here is the link the pre-approved project: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/women-empowerment-in-rural-sub-saharan-africa/
This will equally allow us to increase our global visibility.
2) Our project (submitted to global giving) has also been approved for Microsoft's YouthSpark initiative. This is an interesting opportunity for further growth.
3) With the support of the alumni association of the US Department of State, our project has been posted at rocket hub and this greatly increase our global visibility.
4) We have partnered with The Council of Young African Leaders Inc.(CYAL) whose mission is to cultivate leadership from awareness to action through Networking, Cultural Celebration and Opportunities for Lifelong Engagement with Africa. It is our hope that we will empower thousands of leaders in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Well, a thousand miles journey begins with a single step and we have made several steps so far.
Have a good day!
Our 2011 AEIF project has been selected to participate in AEIF 2.0. The title of the project is ,"Women Empowerment in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa through Capacity Building" and can be accessed at http://www.rockethub.com/projects/46231-women-empowerment-in-rural-sub-saharan-africa-through-capacity-building [Please click here]
We have a number of interesting goods to offer to our prospective donors. These include a visit to amazing national parks in Tanzania combined with home stays at women entrepreneurs’ homes for cultural exchange.
Please forward this message to as many potential donors (institutions and individuals) from across the globe.
Thank you very much :)
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AGEN and AGEN-USA Inc. are one but affiliate organizations: AGEN oversees operations in Sub-Saharan Africa whereas AGEN-USA Inc. oversee operations in both the United States of America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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It is our mission that we use your donation to organize resources for the poor. We have managed to use a grant of $25,000 to organize resources worthy $300,000 to run a successful project in Sub-Saharan Africa and launch a 501 (c) 3 Tax exempt AGEN-USA Inc. in America. Not a single expense is incurred without the approval of one of the most informed and trustworthy board of directors in the World. You can count on AGEN-USA Inc. to make this world a better one. Donate to AGEN-USA Inc. and 95% of your donation is in the hands of impoverished grassroots people (who will multiply that donation three or four times and pass it to others in desperate situation) in America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Help the poor to help themselves and be independent by donating to AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN today (AGEN-USA Inc. oversees all donations as per 501 (c) 3 requirements).
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AGEN in Sub-Saharan Africa
Affirmative action on Gender Equality Network (AGEN), initially known as Africa Grassroots Gender Empowerment Network (AGGEN) was established de facto in 2008 when its initial founders, Tanzania's Fulbrighters, were brought together by Ms. Diana A. Carvalho. This lady was the Coordinator at the Dar es Salaam U.S Embassy overseeing U.S. Department of State Fulbright and Humphrey Alumni programs in Tanzania. While Ms. Carvalho brought together the Fulbright alumni as part of her job description, she always went an extra mile beyond her job description, by creating and strengthening relationship, firstly between her and the alumni and secondly, among alumni themselves. Through that relationship the idea of establishing AGEN emerged. The driving force for its establishment was to foster cooperation among U.S Department of State Alumni in Tanzania and beyond and make change to the society. Today, AGEN-Africa has extended its presence in all of Sub-Saharan Africa where its members have started to open AGEN country specific branches as semi-autonomous Not-for-profit NGOs in their respective countries. Please visit all pages of this website for details.
AGEN-USA Inc. in the United States of America
AGEN-USA Inc. has been incorporated in New York State, USA since February 6 2012.
The main purpose of AGEN-USA Inc. is to network Sub-Saharan immigrants in New York, USA with the aim of fostering collaboration among themselves and eventually reconnecting them with men and women in Sub-Africa to boost everlasting social, cultural and economical collaboration. AGEN-USA Inc. will conduct all lawful activities that may be useful in accomplishing the foregoing purpose to network resources and empower scholars (US Department of state alumni members and other interested scholars) and activists dedicated to gender empowerment and human rights promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa, to share their expertise to empower women and men through provision of financial services, cutting edge monitoring, capacity building training and awareness raising campaigns so as to boost target population's socioeconomic wellbeing and thus create self-confidence which is important for meeting Sub-Saharan Africa's life challenges and fostering Sub-Saharan Africa collaboration with the United States. AGEN-USA Inc. will also serve as an Affiliated, but autonomous organization, of Affirmative action for Gender Equality Network (AGEN) which is a Sub- Saharan Africa international NGO whose headquarter is in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. In furtherance of the foregoing purposes, the AGEN-USA Inc. shall have all the general powers enumerated in section 202 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law together with the power to solicit grants and contributions for any corporate purpose and the power to maintain a fund or funds of real and/or personal property for any corporate purposes. The corporation shall have the right to exercise all other powers which are, or hereafter may be, conferred by law upon a corporation organized for the above purposes, or which are incidental to the conferred powers.
Both AGEN and AGEN-USA Inc. are Not-For-Profit organizations that solely depend on members' and well-wishers in-kind and cash donations. AGEN-USA Inc. and AGEN-Africa use your donations to further their charitable purposes as set forth in section 501 (c) 3 of the United States Internal Revenue code of 1986. Neither AGEN-USA Inc. nor AGEN-Africa accepts donations for purposed other than those clearly stipulated in our purpose.
1. If you are a member, volunteer or employee of AGEN-USA Inc., please request a copy of the latest version of AGEN-USA Inc. policy. Failure to oberve AGEN-USA Inc. policy may jeopordize AGEN-USA Inc.'s 501 (c) 3 IRS status. This rule equally applies to all who are currently engaged in AGEN-USA Inc. activities.
Our approach heavily borrows from our mission. Here, AGEN&AGEN-USA Inc. employs a PARTICIPATORY approach in all of their interventions. This approach stresses the importance of taking local people’s perspectives into account and giving them a greater say in planning, implementation, managing, monitoring and evaluation processes.
We do believe that local people, community based organizations, grassroots NGOs and other stakeholders need to fully participate in their projects, if sustainability has to be attained. AGEN&AGEN-USA Inc. has decided to take this approach in changing the lives of poor people because many low-income individuals and groups feel that they have no voice in the society, that they are not listened to even when they are asked for their opinions. In this regard, a significant number of "top down" projects which are conceived and implemented by a variety of developmental players do not succeed. Our approach is to change the paradigm since we subscribe to the view that if people are integral to the planning of community intervention, then that intervention will be theirs. They would have a stake in it not only as its beneficiaries but also as it originators. They will do what is possible to see their work succeed.