A historical partner, USADF has been supporting Zimbabwe's farmers for decades. From paprika to livestock, we are empowering farmers to expand beyond local markets to regional and international trading partners.
Ending Energy Poverty
Working on African solutions to accessing off-grid energy through innovative generation, distribution and household products.
Working with People Living with Disabilities
In Benin, USADF is partnering with African farmers with disabilities to build, "Community Gardens". These gardens are built with wider spaces for farmers with disabilities to navigate the rows.
COOPPAVI - Muslim women Fisheries in Rwanda
Our 35th Anniversary Awardees, COOPPAVI, have broken down barriers to women around Lake Kivu. These women night fish for Isambaza (local small fish), process and sale the fish, and now manage small boats maintained by 9 full-time employees and 25 part-time fishing teams.
Working in Conflict and Post-Conflict Countries
USADF remains in Somalia, targeting income generation and jobs training programming with at-risk youth in fisheries, construction, entrepreneurship and technology.
Empowering and Powering Women
Joyce Gema is founder and CEO of Boma Safi and a 2014 USADF Power Africa Off-Grid Challenge Winner. Boma Safi, a woman-owned, woman-run company in Kenya, is an energy distribution business that both targets and mobilizes rural women to distribute and sell its array of solar-powered products and cook-stoves.
Gahaya Links - from Rwanda to Macy's!
Gahaya Links has empowered cross-generations of women and girls, widows and orphans, and Hutu and Tutsi alike to build bridges through art. Gahaya Links produces high quality crafts for export with more than 5,000 artisans from over 50 cooperatives and associations located in all the provinces of Rwanda.