Life in Africa is a community based organization in Kampala, Uganda, made up of mostly war-affected women who were displaced by the 25+ year long conflict waged by Joseph Kony in the Northern part of the country.  This group has been created to invite and house international collaboration with the Life in Africa community leaders (Grace Ayaa and Peter Ndelo) on establishing a family transition center in Northern Uganda, that will enable the women to support each other and a broader rural community in rebuilding their homes and their culture. Crowdfunding will take place on Startsomegood.com in April-May 2014 to help the LiA ladies to manifest Phase 1 of their plan.

Update: the crowdfunding goal was reached in July 2014.

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Thank you!

Our dear donors and friends we thank you for enabling us reach the tipping point. very excited to share with you that, with your support we shall get there. At least we shall be able to buy land! 16 hours left please pledge whatever amount you can. After land purchase we hope to put in the buildings with any further fundraising. http://startsomegood.com/lia Thank you.

a question

am new to edgeryders, and just found your project. am in contact with two community projects in africa, one in kribi (cameroun) and one somewhere in west kenya and was wondering if you are in contact with that project in kenya. it is called OTEPIC, one of the central people is phillip munyasia (i think).

greetings,

burkie

Fundraising campaign is now live - can you help spread the word?

Hey folks - the startsomegood campaign for the Life in Africa Family Transition Center has launched just yesterday. Check out the page at http://startsomegood.com/lifeinafrica to see the Edgeryders piece in there - let's hope this gets funded so we can see that come to fruition! 

Why this project is now URGENT

For the past 10-20+ years, Life in Africa's members have lived in an ad-hoc camp for the displaced, near a rock quarry on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital. In 2014, however, the land they live on is being sold for commercialization, and the neighborhood has become the scene of riots and inter-tribal violence against them. It's been time to go home since the war ended 6-7 years ago, but the costs involved in moving are well out of reach for most families. Now, it's becoming increasingly urgent.

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Thank you!

Our dear donors and friends we thank you for enabling us reach the tipping point. very excited to share with you that, with your support we shall get there. At least we shall be able to buy land! 16 hours left please pledge whatever amount you can. After land purchase we hope to put in the buildings with any further fundraising. http://startsomegood.com/lia Thank you.

a question

am new to edgeryders, and just found your project. am in contact with two community projects in africa, one in kribi (cameroun) and one somewhere in west kenya and was wondering if you are in contact with that project in kenya. it is called OTEPIC, one of the central people is phillip munyasia (i think).

greetings,

burkie

Fundraising campaign is now live - can you help spread the word?

Hey folks - the startsomegood campaign for the Life in Africa Family Transition Center has launched just yesterday. Check out the page at http://startsomegood.com/lifeinafrica to see the Edgeryders piece in there - let's hope this gets funded so we can see that come to fruition! 

Why this project is now URGENT

For the past 10-20+ years, Life in Africa's members have lived in an ad-hoc camp for the displaced, near a rock quarry on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital. In 2014, however, the land they live on is being sold for commercialization, and the neighborhood has become the scene of riots and inter-tribal violence against them. It's been time to go home since the war ended 6-7 years ago, but the costs involved in moving are well out of reach for most families. Now, it's becoming increasingly urgent.

The Basic Plan

We'd love some external viewpoints on "the plan." Over the past 2 years, the war-affected women of Life in Africa in Kampala have been working together to visualize a viable plan for moving their families back home to the war-ravaged Northern part of the country. The plan they've developed represents their collective vision for how they can best support each other through their individual transitions, and contribute as a group to rebuilding their community and culture.

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