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Ribe Project Inc.

Creating economic opportunities for women in northern Uganda.

aka The Ribe Project   |   ZIONSVILLE, IN   |  https://www.ribeproject.org/
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Ribe Project Inc.

EIN: 82-1493199


Mission

Ribe is an Acholi word meaning "unity".The Ribe Project strives to inspire, educate and empower people in northern Uganda by focusing on community unity and development. Our goal is to provide sustained academic and vocational education, primarily to young mothers, allowing them to reach their untapped potential and incite economic growth by becoming the next entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders of Uganda.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Brett Krieble

Ugandan Director

Akena Boniface

Main address

8951 SHELBURNE WAY

ZIONSVILLE, IN 46077 USA

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EIN

82-1493199

Subject area info

Adult education

Population served info

Women and girls

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Ribe Project targets extreme poverty and the lack of opportunities available to women of northern Uganda. Women who are HIV positive, former abductees, or attempting to flee abuse are subject to stigma in the community. Jobs are not readily available for them. This situation affects their children in terms of poor nutrition and an inability to pay school fees.

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?

Vocational Training

Providing a 6 month vocational and small business education training program. Currently offering one vocational track. Full-time employment is available upon graduation from training.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

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 groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of conflict and war, Victims of crime and abuse

Related Program

Vocational Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new programs/program sites

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

Extremely poor people, Low-income people, Victims of conflict and war

Related Program

Vocational Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Plan to add additional vocational program 2022

Number of training programs created

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vocational Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Ribe Project offers vocational training programs for women in extreme need. Upon completion of the program, they have the choice of staying on with us as fair wage employees or using the wages they have earned while training, to use their newly learned skills elsewhere in the community.

Our strategies to increase the size and scope of our programs include continued efforts to increase support in the U.S. community. Methods to achieve this include a more robust campaign to recruit monthly donors, applying for and receiving applicable grants, and finding a sustainable U.S. market for the goods produced by our beneficiaries.

Our programs have remained small due to difficulty in funding. Our ultimate goal is to help a larger segment of the community at a future date. Funding is our biggest challenge and a current obstacle to increasing our range in the community.
Currently, we are maintaining production and were able to continue to pay salaries even during the Covid shutdown in Uganda to ensure the stability of our beneficiary families.

To date, we have been in operation for 18 months. Although progress has been slow, we are making progress in our goals;
In 2021 our first training program was initiated, training three local women in crafting handmade, paper bead jewelry. All three women chose to stay on as employees. Later that year we added two more trainees who also completed the program and are now full-time members of the Ribe Project family.
In 2022, we plan to offer a second vocation of Rafia basket making. This was chosen due to the demand for these baskets in the U.S. as well as in Uganda. Our graduates will be highly employable with this skill.

Financials

Ribe Project Inc.

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ribe Project Inc.

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $4,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $2,000
Total Revenue $6,000
Expenses
Program Services $2,000
Administration $500
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $2,500

Ribe Project Inc.

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $8,500
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $2,500
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $6,000

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

Brett Krieble

Brett Krieble is a longtime educator teaching history and psychology. Her involvement in Uganda began ten years ago when she became involved with an organization doing work there. After many trips to northern Uganda, her love for the people resulted in a desire to help provide economic opportunities for women in the Gulu community, as well as the opportunity to share her love of Ugandan culture with her Indiana high school students. After several years of planning and research, The Ribe Project was formed in collaboration with Ugandan Director, Akena Boni.

Ugandan Director

Akena Boniface

Akena Boni was born and raised in Gulu, Uganda. He is a proud member of the Acholi tribe who suffered a great deal during the civil war that took place over twenty years in northern Uganda. His experiences during this war played a major role in shaping his empathetic nature and his desire to bring about change in his homeland. After being kidnapped at the age of 10 by the Lord's Resistance Army, to serve as a child soldier, he was able to eventually escape his captivity, although he was shot by his captors in the process. His commitment to give back and help rebuild the economy of his Acholi community has never wavered.

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Ribe Project Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Haley Krieble

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Term: 2017 - 2023

Opwanyo Innocent

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Zachary Johns

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability