PROGRESS THROUGH PEOPLE
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far,
go together.” – African Proverb
Poverty doesn’t represent a community’s potential
Imagine your life story being told across the world, but only the worst parts of it. You’re strong, brave, and smart, but that part is left out of the story of war and poverty. Situations beyond your control are now defining who you are, and people are treating you without dignity because of it. After a while, what else can you do but start to believe it yourself?
We can’t ignore the extreme problems the people of Gulu are facing, but we also can’t ignore their relentless determination to overcome them. The Acholi people are primed and ready to show the world what they’re made of.
UNEMPLOYED ADULTS ages 18-35
+ PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM WAR
OF adults can’t read or write BEYOND A 3RD GRADE LEVEL
kids NEVER ATTEND SCHOOL PAST THE 7TH GRADE
The war left Gulu in a development crisis, and the Acholi people are working hard to pick up the pieces, but they shouldn’t have to do it alone.
We’re part of a community-wide mission for a better Gulu…because we want more for the Acholi People.
The Acholi people have a vision for a Gulu that overflows with dignity, justice, and stability. Where locals have ownership of their town, where art and culture are celebrated, and where everyday thoughts aren’t consumed with worry about how to feed their families. The community is ready for it, and they downright deserve it.
We’ll get there. Together.
We empower locals to become development leaders by providing the space, resources, and data needed to implement effective grassroots solutions for their community.
What happens when Gulu takes charge of development?
…they show up!
When Hashtag Gulu asked us if they could use our empty, unfinished event hall we were completely blown away with what they did with it!
YOU CAN HELP
Be the wheels on our cart
Sure, we could try to push a cart without any wheels but we’re going to go half as far, half as fast, and have to work a heck of a lot harder.
Even a small donation can be the catalyst that changes everything. If you provide the wheels, we’ll do the rest and we can celebrate Gulu’s victories together.
MEET SOME OF GULU’S CHANGEMAKERS
David dedicates 2 nights a week to offer a wide variety of trainings from family care to small business startups for 30+ vulnerable women. Keep it up, David!
After collecting thousands of donated items and hosting a garage sale, Cindy collected over $3,000 in donations! Bravo Cindy!
A self-taught musician, Bridget is combatting the corruption in her industry by mentoring kids on music as creative expression. You’re music to our ears, Bridget!
Brooklyn, New York
Despite her exorbitant New York rent and job as a social worker, we can still count on a $10 donation from her every month! High ten, Melanie!
Nathan and his organization, Pangea, were able to organize a donation of 7,000 books for Elephante Commons! Don’t read them all at once, Nathan!
Anyone can join the story and be part of celebrating the transformation sweeping across Gulu!
Fund a Project
Donate directly to a project that inspires you, like a library, a classroom, or event hall. 100% of the money will go to building that project creating ongoing and exponential impact from a single donation.
Giving $10, $30, or $100 a month combined with an army of other givers, will give us what we need at pace that won’t break your bank (or make you give up your daily coffee…we would never ask you to do that).
Run a Fundraiser
There are lots of ways to fundraise for Gulu, as easy as running a social media campaign or hosting a dinner, or asking for donations instead of a birthday present, anything big or small can make all the difference!
Show Gulu you’re behind them
Join the herd of changemakers that stretches across the globe. People from all over the world are linking arms to support (and celebrate) the Gulu community.