We are ecosystem builders and facilitators of social change.
What We Do
Change Leaders Alumni Meeting, Nigeria, 2022
"Nguvu" means 'Power' in Swahili. Our name, Nguvu Collective, is inspired by our fundamental conviction: the amazing strength of a group of Change Leaders to make big, long-lasting changes in how things work. We're all about helping these Change Leaders, one by one and when they work together, to create important and positive change in the world.
Our Origin Story
Our journey began in 2017 when we launched a program called She Creates Change at Change.org. The goal was to help women who wanted to make a positive difference in the world. We provided training and support to over 400 women, and they successfully ran campaigns to bring about social change. These women didn't just stop there; they inspired others in their communities, leading to thousands of social change campaigns in countries like India, Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia. These campaigns ended up benefiting millions of people.
She Creates Change - Launchpad 9, India, April 2023
We are really excited and passionate about the important work we have ahead of us. We know that to make the big changes we want, we need to work closely with others who share our goals.
"There is a magical transformation when you bring people to form a community and support them and their ability to create change. This transformation has the power to change the world. This will not occur on its own. We have to create the vision, systems and engagement to help it flourish. We have to support the millions of people who are stepping up to change things positively in their communities around the globe"
- Preethi Herman, Co-Founder - Nguvu Collective and Obama Fellow