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by | Mar 4, 2015

Because of your support, These Numbers Have Faces is growing in big ways. Our graduates are landing stellar jobs and internships, current scholars are taking top prizes in competitions, and we’re empowering rising leaders across the globe with our These Numbers Have Faces Leadership Guide. Founder & CEO Justin Zoradi shares all the exciting news in […]

by | Feb 17, 2015

At These Numbers Have Faces, we consider our scholars, staff and supporters to be part of one big family. Our supporters are the lifeblood of the work we do in Africa. Without those to come alongside us to invest, encourage and lift up our students, we wouldn’t exist. Today, we want to introduce you to […]

by | Feb 11, 2015

At These Numbers Have Faces we consider our scholars, staff and supporters to be part of one big family. Our supporters are the lifeblood of the work we do in Africa. Without those to come alongside us to invest, encourage and lift up our students, we wouldn’t exist. Today, we want to introduce you to […]

by | Feb 4, 2015

Eddyne doesn’t remember much about her birthplace. Her family called the DR Congo home for more than 40 years, yet when ethnic conflicts forced them to pack their bags, Eddyne, only 6 years old at the time, was left with few memories of Congo. Rwanda would be her new home, now, and it has been home […]

by | Dec 31, 2014

In addition to the tax deduction and donor match, here are four reasons why a year-end gift to These Numbers Have Faces is a spectacular investment. Give Today: thesenumbers.org/hope #4 – WE CULTIVATE CHANGE AGENTS Unlike traditional financial aid or scholarships, we go well beyond tuition support, offering a wide-range of professional development, leadership, entrepreneurship, and […]

by | Dec 17, 2014

Branden Harvey is an incredible Northwest-based photographer. When we heard he was traveling to Africa in 2014, we had to connect him with our students. Branden’s visit to Rwanda was a highlight of the year for our scholars. His photos tell our students’ stories in ways words can’t always get across. From Gihembe Refugee Camp to […]

by | Dec 17, 2014

‘What reason is there to dream?’, Jean Paul wondered. For 17 years, the backdrop of home -a refugee camp in Northern Rwanda- felt like a barrier to his future. While he excelled in his school work, even ranking as the 2nd best student in Rwanda, his refugee status prevented him from scholarships, jobs, and ultimately, […]

by | Nov 18, 2014

Outside of a house in the lush Rwandan valley, little feet thumped along a red dirt road. It was a seemingly typical afternoon for Jeanne d’Arc, the middle child in a family of three girls. Most days, her home buzzed with the laughter of siblings and neighbors playing games, the clatter of pots and pans […]

by | Oct 21, 2014

Be a man of your word. It’s a lesson Duma learned from an early age growing up in Eastern Cape, bouncing from house to house when tragedy struck his family, a value practiced even when needs were great and resources few. With little access to electricity, clean water, and some days, food, Duma’s childhood was […]

by | Oct 14, 2014

While folks in the U.S. are gearing up for Election Day, These Numbers Have Faces scholars have already been exercising the art of democracy. When our students in Rwanda requested to have student representatives last year, we thought, ‘Why didn’t we think of that? GREAT idea. Yes!’ So last month, they held an election. Before […]

by | Oct 8, 2014

Our family has grown, again! With all of the talented young leaders in Africa, it was no surprise that we received a record number of applicants for our program in Rwanda. After reviewing nearly 500 applications, we are excited to welcome 11 new students to These Numbers Have Faces. We are confident that they will […]

by | Sep 29, 2014

Check out our Founder & CEO, Justin Zoradi share all the summer happenings from These Numbers Have Faces. Learn about Student Internships, Impact Circles, Africa Rising, and more! Join an Impact Circle! thesenumbers.org/impact-circle POSTED IN BLOG

by | Sep 22, 2014

Big news! Last week, alongside our partners at Allion USA, we were awarded the Innovation in Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Portland Business Journal. You may remember the story of Jean Paul Mugisha, one of our Congolese refugee scholars who was offered an engineering internship at Allion USA. Because of the success of this program we were […]

by | Aug 19, 2014

How much do you remember from the time before you were 4? Maybe that day when you fell off your bike and scraped your knee. Or the time you were given a piece of candy after getting a shot at the doctor, how the chocolate melted on your fingers before you could finish. They are […]

by | Aug 14, 2014

See what we’ve been building together in Portland, South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda. Thank you for your continued investement in our students! HIGHLIGHTS • We’ve hit that sweet spot as an organization where we finally have the right amount of resources to get the right people in the right room at the right time. • […]