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Our goal is to enhance the well-being of widows and orphaned children while providing hope and support to communities in Africa. We aspire to become the foremost global organization that establishes a Women's Empowerment Center in Eastern Congo, uniting women through peace initiatives. Through this unique center, we aim to empower women and girls to pursue their aspirations, regain control over their lives, and support their families by acquiring new skills and trades.

Women’s Centers

The Rose Mapendo Foundation focuses on instilling a sense of worth in women who know nothing outside of being viewed as worthless. In 2010 Rose opened the first of many women’s centers intended to provide the resources necessary for women to rebuild their lives and advocate for change across the world. The center provides women with the necessary skills and training needed to build a sustainable, successful, and fulfilling life for themselves and future generations. Rose is a firm believer that when you help a woman, you change her family, empower her village, and inspire her nation to change the world for the better.


Through strategic partnerships, Rose can provide the DRC with the resources necessary to develop programs that help women flourish. We work with other non-profit organizations that specialize in areas such as building and running a business, education services, and financial advice to prepare women to support their children and flourish on their own. Expanding our network of global partnerships is an essential aspect of the Rose Mapendo Foundation’s efforts to continue the fight against evil. We hope that our system of hope grows globally and strengthens the impactful message of self-worth that we are preaching to women.

Rose Advocates

Rose believes it is critical that women claim a spot at the peace table in order to ensure a positive change is made in society. Teaching women the skills necessary to support their families and providing the resources needed to live a sustainable life are the first steps to securing that place. When women have grown to be valued by society, their voices will finally be heard and a change for the better will be made. Until then, Rose acts as a voice for these voiceless women, inspiring them to keep fighting until they have the respect and approval that they rightly deserve.

Mother and baby child in african traditional dress


Humanitarian of the Year 2009

Volvo for Life Award

Genda quality for Mohammad Ali's 2015

Advisor for Refugees in the White House 2008

Advisor for Refuge in Geneva 2008

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