ALL WE ARE INC

Raleigh, NC   |  www.allweare.org

Mission

All We Are is a nonprofit organization bringing sustainable energy solutions to communities in Uganda.

Ruling year info

2013

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nathan Thomas

Main address

P.O. Box 32183

Raleigh, NC 27622 USA

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EIN

45-5360527

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The UN’s seventh Sustainable Development Goal to transform our world is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. The majority of social institutions (e.g. schools and health centres) in rural Uganda do not have access to electricity, which leads to inferior health and education services in comparison to electrified institutions. This infrastructure is badly needed in many of the districts where over 50% of the total population is under the age of 17.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Solarize Uganda Now

All We Are is a mission to complete 50 installations by 2025. With our sustainable project design, communities receive access to affordable and clean energy. The organization has over 30 solar installations under management in Uganda from 2015 to today, providing access to energy to over 30,000 project recipients. These installations have created nearly 150 kW of renewable energy, drastically reduced reliance on dirty energy sources.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

All We Are is on a mission to electrify 50 schools and health centers in Uganda by 2022. Where there's power there's development. With sustainable solar solutions, communities no longer have to rely solely on power companies for light, refrigeration, and other needs. During times of load shedding, when grid power is shut off in the community, institutions with solar power still have electricity. This means, no more black-outs during study hours, increased safety at boarding schools, and the ability to hold vaccines at health centers. All We Are’s project design requires institutions to make annual sustainability payments that secure funds to ensure the longevity of the systems. When components need to be replaced or fixed, they are paid for with those funds. This means that communities can truly rely on solar power as a long term alternative to kerosene lamps and pricy, unreliable grid-power.

Priority area number one for the organization is completing 50 installations by 2022. Having successfully completed numerous installations, we have a proven solution that is creating a measurable impact for our partner institutions. At an average installation cost of $7,500 USD, our work is both financially viable and sustainable for the years to come. Reaching this 50 installation goal will cost an additional $150,000. The organization plans to meet this fundraising goal through financial support through grants and private contributions.

In 2014, All We Are signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rotary International District 9211. District 9211 consists of 140 clubs from Tanzania and Uganda with a membership of over 4,000. This collaboration has been integral in providing cultural awareness for the design and implementation of our projects as well as close relationships with local government and community leaders across Uganda. This unique partnership pairs our technical expertise with the strengths of Rotarians, including community needs assessments, professional skills, and local networks. Rotary clubs around the world have provided over $175,000 in funding for this program.

Our local partners have conducted community needs assessments and project locations have been identified. We have a strong pipeline of vetted opportunities, and with adequate funding, we could complete these projects in the next twenty-four months. In the next twelve months, we hope to complete the design, fundraising, and launch of implementation activities for our next 20 access to energy projects.

AWA currently has over 30 solar installations under management in Uganda. These projects have provided access to energy to over 30,000 people and created nearly 150 kW of renewable energy. Our partner communities can rely less on dirty energy sources like kerosene lamps and spend less on grid-power. Some institutions have reported more than 500% in cost decreases, and have been able to allocate funds to improve their ability to educate students and provide necessary health services. Many schools have also reported increases of up to 50% in the student population and drastic test score improvements. One of our electrified schools recently reported that of their 32 graduates, 28 passed with a first grade on their PLEs (Primary Leaving Exams) and the remaining 4 students passed with a second grade. In many schools, we have also installed security lights which ensures students’ safety at night. In addition to the positive changes we have seen in our partner institutions, we also hold our projects to a high caliber of sustainable practices. Solar components are sourced locally, to ensure that we are stimulating the Ugandan economy. All installs are implemented, managed and monitored by our paid in-country team, so we are also creating high-paying jobs in the process.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ALL WE ARE INC

Board of directors
as of 5/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Deborah Schultz

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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