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Educate, empower, advance


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Educate, empower, advance


Safi Life exists to promote female advancement in Africa through education and cross-cultural collaboration.


Video: The power of an education

Safi Life believes that EVERY girl, no matter her circumstances, should have access to an education.

The United Nations affirms this vision: "When educated, healthy, and equipped with the right skills and opportunities, girls and young women hold the key to unlocking many of the world’s most pressing problems.”

Watch a video to learn about our work ... and how you can help. 

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OUR INSPIRATION


Safi Umukundwa, a brave and powerful genocide orphan

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OUR INSPIRATION


Safi Umukundwa, a brave and powerful genocide orphan

Safi Life founder Devon Ogden met this amazing woman on a 2007 trip to Rwanda, and both of their lives were changed forever.  After putting herself though undergraduate school, Safi is now earning her Master's Degree in business administration while working as our organization's County Director in Kigali, Rwanda. Upon graduation, Safi plans to start her own company to link college graduates with jobs in their communities.

Despite enduring unspeakable physical and emotional trauma from the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, Safi remains joyous to be alive, full of faith, and compassionate towards every single person she meets. In Swahili, "Safi" means "clean and pure." Our beautiful and fearless namesake inspires us every day to reach across cultural boundaries and love one another.