Support The Photography and Film Studio

UPDATE: This business has been fully funded! You can still donate to help fuel more Grassroots Empowerment projects like this one.

A group of young gay and lesbian refugees in Eastern Africa - who wish to remain anonymous for their safety - have the knowledge and skills to run a successful photography and film studio.

Your donation will go towards their business plan, which includes camera equipment, a computer, and a studio space.

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This campaign is being run in partnership with the Refugee Coalition of East Africa

Samuel* had to leave his home country after participating in Pride. He was harassed and tortured by police, fired from his job, and evicted from his home. That’s because Samuel is from Uganda, where it’s illegal to be gay.

After resettling in a neighboring country, it’s been hard to start again. As an LGBT+ refugee, Samuel has zero support and is unable to get a job. Police brutality and mob violence are constant risks. Resettlement to a safer place could take many years.

But Samuel is not asking anyone for charity – he has incredible drive and a very smart business idea.

Samuel has always loved photography and he’s really good at it. Together with a few fellow LGBT+ refugees, he’s come up with a business plan for starting a photography and film studio. By working together, Samuel and his friends can create sustainable and safer lives for themselves.

And they need your help to make this business plan a reality. 

All Out and RefCEA are working together to launch Grassroots Empowerment because we believe in putting power and trust in the hands of LGBT+ people like Samuel. Donate today to fund his business plan for The Photography and Film Studio.

*The people involved with this project requested that they not be named, photographed, or filmed, for their own safety. We have therefore presented this project without an accompanying video. 

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