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African Women Rising

In mid-September, African Women Rising held its Music in the Garden fundraiser at the organization’s location in the foothills of Montecito.

£30,000 Permaculture Magazine Prize Celebrates Climate Change Solutions

Winners helping to nurture refugees, educate tens of thousands of smallholder farmers, creating safe spaces for young people, greening deserts and more.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Ugandan Women

Two Tufts alums are helping Ugandan women grow strong roots and reach new heights through financial, literacy, and agricultural programs

African women rising

SB nonprofit focuses on microfinancing, literacy and ag training

Could permagardens help solve refugee malnutrition?

Malnutrition is a huge problem in humanitarian settings. In northern Uganda’s Palabek refugee camp, one NGO thinks it may have found a solution.

Permagarden Refugees

Ensuring our future one garden at a time

It’s Baaaaaack!

Goat Fest 2019 comes to Montecito

1,000 Gulu, Amuru women get oxen

OVER 1,000 needy women in Gulu and Amuru districts have received grants, oxen and ox-ploughs to help them expand their farming.

Sowing Seeds of Change a World Away

“It’s beautiful, with two rainy seasons, tropical, flat with mountains in the distance…”

African Women Rising Holds Goat Fest

AWR Runs Education, Agriculture, and Microfinance Programs

South Sudan refugee crisis – Kids orphaned by conflict fend for themselves

The violence that has torn apart South Sudan has left thousands of orphans.


Brave gang-rape victim, 22, tells how she couldn’t fight back her attackers but is now fighting to help other women

Empowering Women in Post-Conflict Africa

While its conflict ended in 2007, Northern Uganda struggles with its legacy as one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world.

African Women Rising Empowers Northern Uganda

Linda Cole’s Santa Barbara-Based Nonprofit Works on Education, Farming, Literacy, and More

Permaculture feeds and empowers refugees in Uganda

Refugees arrive at Palabek refugee camp in Northern Uganda with the clothes on their back and what little they carried.

Santa Barbarans Working for Peace on Earth

Our Annual Collection of Stories About Hometown Organizations Doing Global Good

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