We have served 13,000 persons in underserved communities with products and services they have requested for, through the social enterprises that we support.

The products include, but is not limited to:

  • Food, drinks, and drinking water.
  • Crop, value-added crop, and fresh fish.
  • Sanitary pads, and medicine.
  • Tailored products.
  • Light to do homework, radio, and television through solar panels.
  • Items that children need to attend school; school bag, school uniform, pen, paper, books etc.

The  services include, but is not limited to:

  • Rural business empowerment through business loans, training and coaching.
  • Basic education to children, homework support to children, and teaching language to adults.
  • Tailoring training.
  • Hair dressing training, hair dressing services, and hairdressing machines through solar panels.
  • Health service, Ebola and Covid19 awareness raising.
  • Electricity through solar panels; charging opportunities, radio, television and light.
  • Milling opportunities.
  • Re-integration of former child soldiers, attention and services to ghetto dwellers.

Additional impact

  1. The money generated by the business owners has enabled the to pay for their children to go to school.
  2. Many businesses are driven by women and after having received permission from the husbands that the women can run business, their level of responsibility, and thus the status, in the families have increased, according to testimonies.
  3. Family happiness has improved, according to testimonies.

We only empower needs and user driven interventions, meaning the project designer and manager is part of the community where the intervention is implemented.

We measure impact based on our TestE strategy, thus we compile output outcome and sustainable impact based on progress markers that were developed at the design phase of the programme. Progress markers are then adjusted as lessons are learned.

Products & services delivered

Opportunities created for under-served communities, as a result of the HR&S supported social entrepreneurs.

Products & services delivered by RISE members

Activity – type and number of customers

Rural businesses

  • Kenya, Amani – 20 members of Amani Women Group.
  • Togo, villages SEVIE – 300 women benefiting from business empowerment. Togo, M Yawo villages – 150 women benefiting from business empowerment (some of which are the same as S.E.VIE, maybe half), thus 350 in total.

Semi-urban businesses

  • Togo, Tsévié – 50 women benefiting from business empowerment.


  • Togo, basic education – 20 teachers & head masters benefiting from school empowerment.
  • Togo, basic education – 100 children went to school as a direct result of the programme.
  • Nigeria, language education – 50 adult students.
  • Uganda, Chusa School of Beauty – 40 young women being trained in hair dressing
  • Burkina Faso, Senexel,  internship for 5 university students were arranged at a private laboratory.

Employment opportunities

Employment besides the social entrepreneur him/herself (the RISE member).

  • Kenya Dolas Creation – 5 employees.
  • Kenya Veema Households – 1 employee.
  • Togo, village health clinic – 1 employee, a nurse.
  • Uganda, Kimu coffee – 1 employee.
  • Uganda, BanaPads – A team of 10 producing sanitary pads and 10 ladies selleing the pads in the villages. 
Reintegration into the society
  • Liberia, IDEFOCS – 10 former child soldiers attending the re-integration programme.
  • Liberia, attention by IDEFOCS within the ghettos, food, enterianment, surveys and discussions, 300 ghetto dwellers.

Social empowerment

  • Liberia, IDEFOCS, benefited form the advice by the HR&S expert advisers on the Ebola outbreak and protected the three adopted ghettos from the disease (300).
  • Liberia, RISE Liberia, the Little Bassa community was informed about how to protect against Covid19  (100).

Access to products

  • Togo, IARAD Milling – 30 villages could grind their crop.
  • Togo SEVIE & M Yawo – 50 villages could grind their crop.
  • Togo, SEVIE Solar panel – 50 villages could charge their cell phones, torches and radios.
  • Togo, SEVIE villages – 20 school children (girls) had access to light to be able to do their homework after household work was done and it had become dark.
  • Liberia, Little Bassa Cold Storage – Fresh fish.
  • Liberia, BRV farm – In the farm we grow cassava.
  • Uganda Dolas Creation providing beautiful clothes for Kibera, slum area 100 customers.
  • Items that children need to attend school; school bag, school uniform, pen, paper, books etc.

Access to services

  • Togo village, M Yawo – enabled solar-panel businesses to serve a hair salon in a village to provide electricity hair cutting services. One salon serving 30 customers.
  • Togo village , S.E.VIE –  A small clinic with a nurse to give immediate health services, birth delivery, snake bites and more. One clinic serving 50 villagers.
  • Togo village , S.E.VIE – homework support to children.

Supplier empowerment

  • Kenya Dolas Creation – 3 suppliers of  buttons, zippers, fabric.
  • Uganda, Kimu coffee – buying coffee beans from 20 small-holder farmers.

Products and services delivered by RISE members’ customers/partners

Activity – type and number of beneficiaries.
Assume each senior mother provides for six children.

Rural businesses

  • Kenya, Amani – 120 children has improved livelihood and may go to school.
  • Togo, villages SEVIE – 1800 children children has improved livelihood and may go to school.
  • Togo, M Yawo villages – 900 children children has improved livelihood and may go to school.

Semi-urban businesses

  • Togo, Tsévié – 300 children children has improved livelihood and may go to school.
Access to products
  • Uganda, BanaPads. Sanitary pads, 10 ladies serving 33 customers each every month with sanitary pads, thus 330 beneficiaries.
  • Togo the small scale business holders serve maybe in average 20 customers each, thus 400×20=8.000.