Ashoka East Africa Fellows

Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Health
The majority of Kenyans do not have access to health insurance due to prohibitive pricing and an outdated coverage model that predominantly caters to formally employed individuals. Sam Agutu is revolutionizing the health insurance industry by leveraging mobile technology platforms to allow individuals to electronically save and pay for healthcare in an affordable and convenient manner. 
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Environment
Building upon his experience launching and leading the Entreprise Professional Services Program (EPS), Collins Apuoyo today continues to work across East Africa in the fields of environmental protection and pollution.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Human Rights
In the midst of the civil war that has devastated northern Uganda for more than two decades, Milly Auma is helping women who were once held captive by the Lord’s Resistance Army return to their communities and rebuild their lives. For ten years Milly lived in captivity and she now uses her personal experiences to inform her organization’s counseling services and economic programs.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Economic Development
Maria Baryamujura is developing community-based tourism that allows people to use their culture and livelihoods to benefit from tourism, create sustainable rural lifestyles, and expand tourism offerings to capitalize on the growing sector in Uganda.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Learning/Education
Building on the success of the kids' sports league he started in Kampala, Trevor Dudley is now using the league, and the several related endeavors it has inspired, to involve communities throughout the region in nurturing children.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Human Rights
Starting in the Teso sub-region of northern Uganda, Alice Emasu is transforming the social architecture of largely patriarchal rural communities by enabling women to be land owners. Alice believes that unlocking the ability of rural farming women to own land is absolutely critical to their economic development. 
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Learning/Education
Craig Esbeck improves the way young children in Uganda learn by equipping primary school teachers with learning aids that are affordable, culturally relevant, and engaging. He also provides the instruction and encouragement teachers need to use the aids effectively.
Country: Tanzania
Field of Work: Learning/Education
Yared Fubusa’s Gombe School of Environment and Society is improving conditions for people and wildlife through education that promotes self-reliance, economic and cultural vitality, human health and peace.
Country: Kenya
Field of Work: Economic Development
Patrick is helping Kenyan consumers, many of them farmers, to connect with technologies that will allow them to increase the earnings from their farms and small-scale business ventures.
Country: Uganda
Field of Work: Learning/Education
With the understanding that persistent poverty and social challenges cannot be solved without developing strong and resourceful leadership, Eric Glustrom partners with Ugandan schools to provide a practice-based social entrepreneurship program that empowers young people to think, and act, like changemakers.