Mission: These Numbers Have Faces invests in African students to lead and empower their countries.
Results: To date, These Numbers Have Faces has provided 77 university loans to students in South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda and impacts hundreds of students per year with leadership & entrepreneurship training.
Target demographics: students lead and empower their countries
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 students
Geographic areas served: South Africa, Rwanda, & Uganda
Programs: Leadership Loans - Social impact loans for high achieving scholars from impoverished communities to attend top African universities. Graduates reinvest a portion of their loan for new scholars from their community.
Community Impact Program - Alongside their university education, scholars complete community service, attend leadership and entrepreneurship training, and are welcomed into a supportive family of friends.
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Millions of Americans travel internationally each year. Whether we're overseas for a week, a month, a season, or a school year ("study abroad," anyone?), we come back changed. Sometimes that change is for the worse. Sometimes it's for the better. Rarely, however, does it convert a 26-year-old into a social entrepreneur on the scale of Justin Zoradi.
Don't miss the fact that These Numbers Have Faces works. It's growing. And it's poised for much more growth. Why? These Numbers Have Faces empowers African young adults to pursue a university degree, land a good job, and then turn around and fund a full-year scholarship for another person in their same community. Those new scholarship recipients later fund still other full-year scholarships.
Potential downside? So far, none. www.thesenumbers.org