Mama Hope is a non-profit that focuses on community development projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ghana. We started this video series so people could begin to reimagine Africa. It is only when people are no longer seen through the stereotypes of poverty that we can begin to see we are not so different from each other. We wanted our Mama Hope supporters to see that Africa is full of progress, potential, and hope.
Mama Hope believes that everyone should have a say in how they’re represented. When asked what they would make a film about, the women of the Nyamonge neighborhood of Chiga village in Kisumu, Kenya said, “Netball. We always see African women as sad and poor. We want to make a video about something we love.”
These women are multidimensional. Some own small businesses. Some farm, sell dried fish, make breakfast breads, sell fabric and scarves, or sing for a living. All of them are mothers and most are caregivers for orphans in their own home. They are leaders of water committees and microfinance groups. Their ability is infinite and inspiring. Amongst all this, it’s practice four times a week and, at times, walking over four miles for tournaments. These ladies don’t mess around.
Director: Bryce Yukio Adolphson
Producer: Bryce Yukio Adolphson
Benefitting Organization: Mama Hope