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Women's Water Leadership

Global Grassroots' Women's Water Leadership Initiative in Rwanda and Uganda empowers vulnerable women to become change leaders in their community by designing and initiating their own solutions to the social issues that affect them most.

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Our mission is to catalyze women and girls as leaders of Conscious Social Change in their communities.

Conscious Social Change is the intersection of mindfulness, leadership, and social entrepreneurship whereby individuals initiate change consciously, compassionately, and ethically.

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Women as Agents of Change

We help grassroots teams of women provide safe, clean water access to their communities and, in so doing, solve water-related social issues that impact women and girls, including sexual violence and exploitation, girls' attendance in school, domestic violence, and water-borne illnesses, among other issues.

In 2017, Global Grassroots' newest nine ventures are now bringing safe, clean water access - permanently and sustainably - to more than 31,000 people in Rwanda.

The cost of this clean water, along with important social change related to water access, equates to just $7-$8 per person. We believe we offer one of the most cost-effective water programs.

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Since 2006, Global Grassroots has steadily built an exciting track record:

Graduates: 650

650 change agents have trained in our Academy for Conscious Change from Rwanda & Uganda; South Sudan and Kenya

Social Ventures Launched: 100

100 ventures initiated have reached nearly 100,000 people

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2018 Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change

Global Grassroots is pleased to announce that Phase 2 of our Young Women's Academy will take place 19 - 23 March 2018 will take place at The Cornerstone Leadership Academy's Matugga (Uganda) campus.

We are excited to have emerging change agents from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Democratic Republic of Congo participating our program!

LEADING FROM WITHIN:Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation by Gretchen Ki Steidle

Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation
by Gretchen Ki Steidle

With this book, Steidle presents a compelling case for the use of mindfulness not just for self-awareness and stress management, but as a design tool for social innovation.

"Leading from Within" offers a roadmap for integrating mindfulness into every aspect of social change design.

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We are pleased to offer our combined 2016-2017 Annual Report of Operations. We hope you find our stories as inspiring, our data as compelling, and our work as interesting as we do!

>Learn about our impact here (.pdf)

Our Partners

NOVO Foundation
CarEth Foundation
Coca-Cola Africa Foundation
RAIN - Water for Africa
Imago Dei Fund
Segal Family Foundation
Black Fox Philanthropy
Women for Water
Resonate - Women Leading Change
ERM Group Foundation Inc.
Stone Family Foundation (US)
PECO Foundation
Rapidan Foundation
Maura A. Shaughnessy
Carol Wood
Sewell Family Foundation
St. James Trust
Christ Church Board of World Fellowship
GlobalGiving Top-Ranked Organization 2017   GlobalGiving Vetted Organization 2017  GlobalGiving Verified Organization 2017

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