• Welcome to the

    22STARS Foundation

    Make The Difference With Us In Uganda

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Help us to empower families in Uganda in 2024!

     Our mission is to empower families in Uganda to rise above poverty. We use an integrated approach and focus on the development of economic, social, natural, human, and cultural capital. 22STARS collaborates with communities in Acholi Quarter in the capital Kampala and Danida in the city of Jinja, who live in extreme poverty after having fled conflict zones in Northern Uganda and neighbouring countries.

  • HOW CAN YOU HELP?

    "The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime."

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    Sponsor a child and change a life!​ 

     

    At 22STARS we believe education is the key to fighting poverty and disease. Therefore, a sponsorship is a long-term commitment which occurs through a recurring payment plan. With only 30 euro a month, you can have a big impact on a child`s future and community!

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    Help us keep our programs running!

     

    We focus on a holistic approach to education. Next to sponsoring a child, we run additional programs throughout the year benefitting all the children and the community in which they live. Make a recurring or on-time donation to a program of your choice.

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    Support our emergency needs!

     

    Life does not always go as planned. We do whatever it takes to be there for children for specific causes and in emergencies. These emergencies vary from a need of food supplies, mosquito nets, mattresses to life-saving medical care. Join us to fight against extreme poverty by supporting our most urgent program needs.

  • Impact 2023

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    With us your donation goes where it is meant to be. Let`s increase these numbers together!

  • WIN-WIN for all of us; deduct from your taxes!

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    22STARS a Dutch Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) and is in most countries tax-deductible.

    • For Dutch Businesses, calculate your benefit HERE.
    • For our USA/UK partners, donate to us through GLOBALGIVING to get a tax-deductible donation certificate.
    • Do you work for a big corporate organisation like Nike, Coca-Cola, Google and Apple? 
      You can also find us on BENEVITY.
    • For other countries, we can provide you with our registration papers, statutes and so on if required.
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    About us

    22STARS is run by Susan Laker, Aidah Wafula (Ugandan) and Stella Airoldi (Dutch/German). The trio first met in Uganda in 2009. Years of witnessing how entrepreneurship and education impacted Susan’s life, was the inspiration and motivation for the three to align their powers and start 22STARS. First they founded the 22STARS jewellery business in 2013; that sells beautiful products handmade from recycled paper by the women in Uganda. Then in 2017, the 22STARS foundation was registered in the Netherlands as an ANBI (Public Benefit Organization), and in Uganda as a Grassroot/Community Based Organization.

  • What makes us different from other charities?

    Community-Based

     

    Digital Nomads

     

    Sponsor Involvement: 

    Holistic Approach 

    Transparency

    Passion-Driven

    22STARS isn't just another project for us; it's our life's work. We're driven by a shared vision of empowerment and opportunity
    for every child, family, and community we serve. With a small and dedicated team, we're not just employees; we're the founders, pouring our passion and dedication into every aspect of our work.

  • Get personally involved!

    "What you do for yourself dies with you, what you do for others lasts a lifetime!"

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    Volunteer with us

     

    Most of our volunteer work is done online, so perfect to do from anywhere and ideal for people who love to work remotely. Join our large team of online volunteers today!

     

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    Become our Business Partner

     

    Do you want to add a charity component to your business model just like Timo and Sascha did with the FreiheitsPaket? Consider donating a portion of your profit. We will provide you with pictures and stories showing the impact you have made!

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    Become our Ambassador

     

    Do you have an established network and would like to make a difference? Then we need you! Like Steffi and Nick, you will be our voice to tell people who we are and what we do.

     

  • Sponsorship vs Donations

     

    You can sponsor a specific child long-term and/or make a donation to our additional programs and emergencies.

     

    Our recommendation: sponsor 1-3 children long-term and make extra donations to our programs and emergencies.

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    This is what our sponsors say:

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  • Follow us on Instagram

    Out now: our Quarterly Story Highlights from 2024 and 2023. We make weekly impact updates, share inspirational stories and how you can get involved!

  • Get Emails from Uganda

     

    Sign up for impact updates, inspirational stories, and how to get involved.

  • Help us to empower families in Uganda!

    22STARS was founded thanks to the friendship of Susan Laker, Aidah Wafula (Ugandan) and Stella Airoldi (Dutch/German). The trio met for the first time in Uganda in 2009. Witnessing over years how much entrepreneurship and education impacted the life of Susan, was the biggest inspiration and motivation for them to start this Foundation. 22STARS is registered in the Netherlands as an ANBI Foundation (public benefit organisation), and in Uganda as a Grassroot / CBO organisation.

     

    Our mission is to empower family in Uganda by using an integrated approach to focus on the development of economic, social, natural, human, and cultural capital. 22STARS collaborates with communities in Acholi Quarter in the capital Kampala, and in Danida in the Jinja region, who live in extreme poverty after having fled conflict zones in Northern Uganda and neighbouring countries.

  • HOW YOU CAN HELP

    "The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime."

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    Sponsor a child and change a life!​ 

     

    At 22STARS we believe education is the key to fight poverty and disease. Therefore, a sponsorship is a long-term commitment and happens through a recurring payment plan.

    Help us keep our programs running!

     

    We focus on a holistic approach to education. Besides sponsoring a child, we run additional programs throughout the year benefitting all children and the community they live in. Make a recurring or one-time donation to a program of your choice.

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    Support our emergency needs!

     

    Life does not always go as planned. We do whatever it takes to be there for the children and fundraise for specific causes. These emergencies vary from food supply, mosquito nets, shoes, mattresses and life threatening medical care. Fight with us against poverty and support the most urgent needs.

  • HOW YOU CAN HELP

    "The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime."

    broken image

    Sponsor a child and change a life!​ 

     

    At 22STARS we believe education is the key to fight poverty and disease. Therefore, a sponsorship is a long-term commitment and happens through a recurring payment plan.

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    Help us keep our programs running!

     

    We focus on a holistic approach to education. Besides sponsoring a child, we run additional programs throughout the year benefitting all children and the community they live in. Make a recurring or one-time donation to a program of your choice.

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    Support our emergency needs!

     

    Life does not always go as planned. We do whatever it takes to be there for children in emergencies and for specific causes.These emergencies vary from food supply, mosquito nets, mattresses and life threatening medical care. Fight with us against extreme poverty and support our most urgent program needs.

  • HOW YOU CAN HELP

    The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.

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    Sponsor a child to go to school and change a life today!​ 

     

    At 22STARS we believe education is the key to fight poverty and disease.

    Therefore, a sponsorship is a long-term commitment and happens through a recurring payment plan. 

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    Help us to keep our community programs running!

     

    In order to succeed at school, also other needs of a child must be met. Make a recurring or one-time donation benefiting all children.

    You can choose the program you like to support among, Education, Nutrition, Health, Economic Development, Area of greatest need.

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    Support our urgent needs!

     

    22STARS does whatever it takes to be there for children in crisis or for a specific cause. Fight with us against extreme poverty, to support our most urgent program needs to empower the poor for today, tomorrow and eternally. 

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    Support women in business!

     

    Ugandan women wants to feel dignified by being able to provide for their families, being a point of pride for their children. Hence they make beautiful jewellery out of recycled paper.