Working towards a world where
sustainable social enterprises,
created by local entrepreneurs
from low income countries, are the norm

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Tools for Social Impact

As part of our mission to support social enterprise, rise offers tools to social enterprises and conference organizers.

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Participating in rise’s in loco workshops in country is a wonderful way to be a part of creating a culture of social entrepreneurship.

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rise is a 100% self-funding non-profit which means that every dollar donated goes directly to our social entrepreneurship programs.

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Volunteers are needed to help rise with planning and delivering our social enterprise training programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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in loco: Lesotho 2017-18

An Architecture & Construction Program

in loco: Lesotho is a residential program which will run from October 2017 to August 2018. A cohort of 20 recently graduated Basotho students from local Architecture and Construction Schools will participate for the duration of the program alongside ten international students who will join for specific ten-day workshops.


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God’s Love Centre

An Entrepreneurship & Work Skills Development Program

In 2017-18, rise will deliver a new building to the God’s Love Centre orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa using the in loco approach, a hands-on design and building experience, focused on knowledge exchange, capacity building, cooperation and development.

This, combined with entrepreneurship training, will enable the orphanage to become more self-sustaining by launching income generating activities.


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if you want to go
fast, go alone.
if you want to go
far, go together.

- African Proverb

rise in the city


An Event
Inspiring Change

New York City | October 25, 2017

rise in the city is a unique art event, featuring a competition, exhibit and auction, created to catalyze social enterprises in Africa. A unique event where over 500 influencers in design and construction discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in Africa. Learn More >

news and media

Connecting New York and Lesotho through Art and Architecture

            So what do you know about Lesotho? Do you know where it is? It sits entirely within South Africa, but...

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Announcing rise in the city

rise is excited to announce rise in the city, a fundraiser and art show dedicated to social entrepreneurs in Africa.

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10 Fundraising Ideas

To take part in one of rise's workshops you need to raise at least $1,595 for the project plus sufficient funds to cover flights and insurance.

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Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Africa for the Better

Social entrepreneurs are making a difference in the lives of Africa’s most needy individuals and disadvantaged communities.

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