rise is a 501(c)3 nonprofit

supporting acid attack survivors

and survivor organizations around the world.  Through our Artisan Program, we purchase items directly from survivors in accordance with fair trade standards.  100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the items go to RISE, proceeds which are used to fund programming for acid attack survivors around the world.

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Julie Bukirwa

I am from Uganda.  In 2007, I was attacked with acid by the father of my children because I left him. Life was bad after the attack because I was so isolated.  Now I live with my sister and my three children.  I make lots of crafts and sell them in the surrounding area and to my friends. These crafts help me pay school fees and buy food and medication.  I like crafting because I earn money doing what I enjoy. My future goal is to construct a reasonable house. I also want to expand my craft business to support my fellow survivors.  Learn more about Julie

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