Issue Area: Basic Needs

Christopher Kaahwa

Christopher Kaahwa hails from Kabarole District, in Western Uganda. He’s a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication whose dream is to become a voiceful journalist and guide people from all walks of life to reason together and provide solutions to challenges affecting their communities. He’s one of …

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Kayiteesi Rebecca

Kayiteesi Rebecca is an undergraduate student pursuing bachelor of science in agriculture at Makerere University-Uganda under the MasterCard foundation scholarship. She was born on the 9th June 1998 and the third born of four. She is the founder of Mushroom Hill and also the farm director of the same. Her growing up in a less …

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Mushroom Hill

Mushroom Hill will provide households with children, who dropped out of school because of the economic impacts of COVID-19, with training in mushroom growing, availing spawns and markets so they can increase their incomes and afford school fees.

Duplicate Sambani

Duplicate Sambani is a student at EARTH University in Costa Rica studying Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Management. She is from the rural district of Buhera Zimbabwe. Duplicate is a MasterCard Foundation scholar, a leader who has been a MasterCard student representative, Millennium 2019 fellow, SDSN Youth coordinator as well as a holder of the …

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Organomineral Fertilizer

The goal of Organomineral Fertilizer is to increase the production of crops through the use of smart fertilizers by combining organic and inorganic matter, giving more importance to the smart fertilizer to ensure an increase in food production to end hunger and poverty, as well as creating jobs through production.

The Piglet Seed

The Piglet Seed plans to work with teen mothers and address poverty by donating piglets to be raised and used as an alternative and sustainable form of income.

Owomugisha Fortunate

Owomugisha Fortunate is a student at Makerere University Uganda pursuing a Bachelors’s Degree in Quantitative Economics who also studied at Maryhill High School. She grew up in Mbarara city, western Uganda. More so she is passionate about the community and believes that the youth are the change of a better future and a better nation …

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Anil Ayebare

Ayebare Anil Pelice is a 4th-year Telecommunications Engineering Student at Makerere University. Her interest is in networking, leadership, and giving back. She held several leadership roles at different levels. While at Maryhill High School for  6 years; Anil was the Deputy Education Minister in Ordinary Level and she became the 1st Deputy Head girl in …

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Healthy Us will work to increase the wellbeing of orphans in Kigali, Rwanda through a nutritional awareness program. The program will create a kitchen garden in a local orphanage to grow fruit and vegetables, especially mushrooms, which are rich in protein and easy to cultivate. The income from the mushroom sales will provide orphaned children …

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Nadine Iradukunda

Nadine Iradukunda, 22 years old, born and raised in the northern part of Rwanda is a group six Bridge2Rwanda scholar and a Junior MasterCard Foundation Scholar pursuing Mechanical Engineering at Ashesi University where she is a Career Peer Advisor, and Resident assistant. She is passionate about global health, leadership, gender equality, and justice for all. …

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