RISE (Rural Irrigation System for Ekumdipe)

by African Development Initiative (ADI)

Dear ADI Supporters,

Please see the attachment for an update on Project RISE (Rural Irrigation System for Ekumdipe). This newsletter details the challenges, lessons, and exciting discoveries from Phase II as well as our goals for Phase III. We are also very excited about our partnership with Sygma School in Nsawam, Ghana, and looking forward to sharing more details about those developments, as well as ADI's other projects and partnerships, in an expanded newsletter coming soon! 

Lastly, we are excited to share with you that ADI's Executive President and Co-Founder, Sangu Delle, has recently published an anthology, "Contemporary Africa Through Poetry." All profits from sales are donated to ADI!

Thank you again for your continued dedication to our organization,

The ADI Board



Dear ADI Supporters,

Please see the attachment for an update on ADI's most recent progress on Project RISE. In other news, we are proud to announce that ADI has entered a partnership with Sygma School, a promising educational institution in rural Ghana. Upcoming updates will provide additional details about this exciting new venture that promises to further ADI's mission of creating lasting change in developing countries through the powerful combination of social entrepreneurship and academic research.

Thank you again for your continued dedication to our organization,

The ADI Board


Please see below for our most recent newsletters regarding ADI's work. Thank you for your continued support of our organization and please reach out to me (owen.wurzbacher@gmail.com) with any questions.



During the month of April, the African Development Initiative (ADI) participated in the April Open Challenge hosted by GlobalGiving, an online platform connecting donors with high impact non‐profit organizations. Participating organizations that succeeded in raising $4,000 from at least 50 unique donors secured themselves a permanent page on the Global Giving website. It is my great pleasure to share that, with your help, the African Development Initiative raised $7,808 and received a $300 bonus for having one of the top highest Facebook share numbers.

We are thrilled about our success in this April Global Giving Challenge, but could have never accomplished it without you. I would like to thank you on behalf of the whole ADI team for your contributions. More importantly than helping us win this challenge, your donations will help transform the lives of community members in Ekumdipe by enabling them to profit year round. Whether its the ability to purchase seeds and fencing materials, extend the current irrigation system with new pipes, or learn the newest dry‐season farming techniques from an expert local farmer, farmers will be able to increase their revenue and better provide for themselves and their families.

By supporting us, you have improved from multiple angles the lives of the individuals living in Ekumdipe. We hope that you will continue following Project RISE’s progress through our Global Giving webpage.

Again, thank you so much,

Cara Guenther

Vice President, Operations



Dear Friends and Supporters of ADI,

This month, ADI is competing in the Global Giving Open Challenge—a competition amongst non‐profit organizations to raise $4,000 by at least 50 unique donors. Details are inside! The undergraduate team has been hard at work spearheading our participation in this endeavor. We hope you will continue to support us as we work to raise funds for our projects in Ekumdipe and Agyementi.


Alexandra Almore
President‐Elect, African Development Initiative


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African Development Initiative (ADI)

Location: Randolph, Massachusetts - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.africandi.com/​
African Development Initiative (ADI)
Project Leader:
Owen Wurzbacher
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States

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