PLATINUM2023

Undefeatedd

We believe in investing in the women you are investing in everyone and investing in the youth you are investing in the future.

Mission

unDEfeated’s mission is to provide education for underprivileged youth with extreme financial hardship and support single mothers to operate their own businesses to feed their families in Uganda.

Ruling year info

2021

Principal Officer

Desange Kuenihira

Main address

1066 E waterway Ln

Saratoga, UT 84045 USA

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EIN

86-2485825

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ntoroko, one of the poorest districts located in the Western Region of Uganda, has been prone to early child marriage and lack of education, which lead to a high poverty cycle in Uganda. Cultural beliefs such as girls being viewed as an income are forcing teenage girls out of school in the Ntoroko district, which has caused a high rate of school dropouts. It's common among the Batuku and Bakonzo, the two major tribes in the district, to marry off girls at an early age, between 13-16 years. Some of the girls are also denied education and forced to work as maids. Girls dropping out of school are common in Karugutu, Rwebisengo, and Kanara sub-counties.

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?

Entreprenuership

Businesses should be economical, environmental, and social impacts. Supporting women single mothers who have gone through child marriage to be able to support their families! So the children should not have to go through what they went through! Women go through training for three weeks, and we teach them how to handle finances! We give them a mentor to support them in getting the business where it needs to be!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of workers with union affiliations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Entreprenuership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteer management professionals trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups

Related Program

Entreprenuership

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of farmers given information about key markets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Entreprenuership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of agricultural households the organization assisted in obtaining legally recognized rights to land

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Entreprenuership

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Entreprenuership

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Ntoroko, one of the poorest districts located in the Western Region of Uganda has been prone to early child marriage and lack of education which lead to a high poverty cycle in Uganda. Cultural beliefs such as girls being viewed as an income are forcing teenage girls out of school in the Ntoroko district, which has caused a high rate of school dropouts. It’s common among the Batuku and Bakonzo, the two major tribes in the district, to marry off girls at an early age between 13-16 years. Some of the girls are also denied education and forced to work as maids. Girls dropping out of school are common in Karugutu, Rwebisengo, and Kanara sub-counties.
Last year alone, fifty girls aged between 12-16 years abandoned school and were married off by their parents. Some students that perform poorly in school are not given another chance, but forced out of school by their parents and are given employment to work as maids. At Rwebisengo Secondary School, seventeen girls in senior one and two dropped out of school in the past six months. Although culture plays a big role, early marriages are also caused by extreme poverty that makes parents marry off their daughters in exchange for bride price. When a girl gets pregnant before marriage, she is seen as a disgrace to her family and society, and the only solution is for her to leave school and get married.

How will you outreach/ market?
We have two teams, one in the US that will concentrate on fundraising to fund the project and the second team in Uganda to manage the operations. The team in Uganda will visit the schools within the district, Refugee camps, and the community at large to identify the beneficiaries for the program.
How is it being addressed today?
Other donors have been providing significant financial resources, but they do not channel them down to the people in need because of government corruption. Our approach is to use our team in Uganda to reach the people who really need help and stay connected with them. We have piloted this program starting in 2016, and we have enabled two women companies. We are still in contact with them, working side by side.
How will you measure success?
Our goal for 2023 is to help 4 women people own and manage their businesses and 9 students successfully enrolled and start a strong educational foundation. We will measure our program success by the end of 2023 where these women will successfully manage these businesses with a profit percentage of 25% and the 9 students have a better terminal report of B as their average test score.



We have a great team in the US and in Uganda. The US team is broken into a board of directors responsible for mentoring the executive team on fundraising and leadership development and the executive team responsible for administration and management.
The team in Uganda will be managing the programs by recruiting and supervising.

We plan to utilize funding options such as fundraising events, individual and community donations, corporate sponsorship, grants, gofundme, and other social media fundraising.

We will need school supplies such as books, backpacks, and writing items through donations or sponsorships for the students.

We plan to utilize educational resources such as Youtube, Khan Academy, online writing support, and online mentoring for the students, the women, and other youth business owners to support them in succeeding.

Our goal for 2023 is to help four women people own and manage their businesses and 9 students successfully enroll and start a strong educational foundation. We will measure our program success by the end of 2023 when these women successfully manage these businesses with a profit percentage of 25%, and the students will have a better terminal report of B as their average test score.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Board of directors
as of 04/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Desange Kuenihira

Mbe Agbor

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Jeff Bossard

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Kristin Andrus

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Annabel Sheinberg

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maxwell ayeliya

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.