Entries by Jamie Brooks

Binti-leadership training and entrepreneurial support for women

GPA made a grant of $5000 in 2020 to Binti and subsequently made an additional $4000 grant to support the organization during the COVID pandemic. The main goal of the project was to build foundations for young women to economically empower themselves and positively influence communities through entrepreneurship. This overall goal was achieved through the […]

Kem Made-creating natural hair and body products

Kem Made GPA made a $5000 grant to Kem Made.  Kem Made provides affordable synthetic chemical-free natural hair care products enriched with nourishments for their natural states.  Funds were used to scale the business and purchase equipment resulting in a significant increase in sales, development of a distribution network (including in the USA), purchase of […]

One Voice-combatting period poverty

One Voice GPA made a $5000 grant to One Vice in 2021. Funds were used to develop the “She Needs A Pad Project” (SNAPP)  to combat “period poverty” in underserved communities. Creating and supplying reusable feminine products. Project reached 920 girls and women in 4 communities in Nigeria. Covid presented challenges to in person learning […]

Afrigirl Connect-leadership training for young women

Afrigirl Connect, Kenya In late 2021 GPA was proud to grant $5000 to Afrigirl Connect to support leadership training for young women. The girls had mentors, attending leadership seminars and leaned to sell Afrigirl merchandise that included reusable menstrual pads allowing the girls to retain the profits of their sales. Shortly thereafter, GPA also provided […]

Shine: 25 creatives learn business and marketing skills, creating jobs

In October 2021 GPA provided Shine a program-related grant in the amount of $5000 and a COVID special grant in the amount of $2358.00. Shine provided scholarships to 25 women and non-binary entrepreneurs to learn vital skills to create and promote their business. Modules included reaching customers, building community, pricing for profit and general wellness […]

Village Market: promoting agribusiness and conservation

In December 2020 GPA provided a $5000 grant to Village Market to create a mentorship program to promote agribusiness and conservation focusing on planting crops that produce food and crops that support beekeeping. Honey was harvested and sold to the community. The program created a seed bank, several trainings for youth and provided working capital […]

Ambiani: Creating online content to teach children African languages

In December 2020 GPA funded Ambiani ($5000.00) to launch a pilot project that provides online learning to youth in South Africa in their African languages. Weekly content is provided through a WhatsApp platform and engages youth with interactive games and activities. The organization trained 6 tutors/mentors and employed 4 individuals to create content. 24 students […]

Sisbros of Zion: community based training and job placement

GPA was able to support Sisbros of Zion in July 2019 with a $5000 grant so that they could train youth in various needed skills including tailoring. The organization worked with local businesses to offer job placement. 75 youth participated. 10 youth developed a venture that produces school uniforms, 40 are fully employed.