Your donation today can change a life forever. Every contribution helps in our mission to bring peace to a nation that has battled with insufferable tribal warfare for decades. Your crucial donation will help to shelter, enrich, rehabilitate and stabilize the women and families who have been displaced by the conflict in East Africa.



Current Project

This building in the Congo will serve as a vocational training center for women and widows as well as an orphanage for about 70 children. Our goal is to provide safety and resources for those in need, and to provide hope to this community who has suffered much loss in the midst of the violence going on in this region. The windows and doors have just recently been bought and are being installed, and we are currently fundraising for the cement to complete some of the construction on the inside of the building. All of our proceeds are going towards this current project. If you would like to join us in these efforts, please click on the “Donate” button above, and as always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions using the information on our Contact page.

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Give Women Hope

Now is the time to join the movement to empower women around the world and change the horrific conditions that still exist in Eastern Africa. Rose believes that she was saved for a reason and is asking you to help her bring light to a tragic world of darkness. Together we can eliminate the evil that still persists by elevating women all over the world to a position of power. Join us today.

Recent Events


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Fundraiser at Axiom Church

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Peace Starts With Me

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Valley Partnership Inspirational Fundraising Breakfast

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House of Refuge Inspirational Breakfast

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Expressions in Humanity Luncheon

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Pushing the Elephant Documentary Luncheon

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Women of Strength: Cultivating Leadership

Rose Visits Israel on Speaking Tour

Rose Attends U.N. Honoree Ceremony

Ben Affleck Supports Healing Efforts

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Fundraiser at Axiom Church

In the fall of 2019 we held a fundraiser for the Rose Mapendo Foundation at Axiom Church. We used this time to share the documentary, Pushing the Elephant, about Rose and her family, what they experienced in Africa, and their journey coming to America. We also had a Q&A time where guests were able to ask Rose questions about her life and ministry, and also sold items that were made by women in Africa. We sold jewelry, clothing, bags, as well as t-shirts we made specifically for the foundation. It was a beautiful and fun experience to share with others what the foundation is doing, especially in regards to the Women Center United for Peace. We are about half-way through building this center in the Congo, and proceeds from this event went towards this project. We are so thankful to announce that we raised nearly $3000. If you are interested in hosting an event like this at your church or organization, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are hoping this event is one that continues on to reach more and more people. Head over to our News page to view more photos of our event by the very talented, Amber Joy Photography.

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Peace Starts With Me

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The Peace Starts With Me banquet was held in Tempe, Arizona by the Women’s Federation for World Peace. Rose was honored with the Ambassador For Peace Award by the The Universal Peace Federation and the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace.

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Valley Partnership Inspirational Fundraising Breakfast

70 people joined the Florence Crittenton phoenix staff for an inspirational breakfast on charting a new course for our lives. Rose spent the morning giving back to this group of survivors speaking on the power of women coming together to create change. Florence Crittendon creates safe environments where girls and young women can discover the support of a caring community and the possibility of a bright new future.

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House of Refuge Inspirational Breakfast

House of Refuge is a faith-based, non-profit organization helping homeless families in crisis by providing transitional housing and supportive services that assist participants as they strive towards self-sufficiency and seek to obtain permanent housing. Rose spoke to the women of HOR on finding victory in their circumstances and overcoming obstacles in life.

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Expressions in Humanity Luncheon

The foundation of this event is the community table. 12 people come once a month together with the realization that their is more to this life and it begins with expressing humanity in the smallest and biggest ways. The intention of this space is to create a safe haven for sharing with vulnerability. Rose spoke on finding hope and putting the past behind us.

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Pushing the Elephant Documentary Luncheon

Pushing the Elephant Luncheon: 45 Real Estate Industry Leaders joined for a fundraising event to support Roses mission trip to Africa 8/2015. Rose shared her 90 minute documentary;

A story of forgiveness, hope, and the joy of family life, Pushing the Elephant captures one woman’s mission for peace in her country beset by genocidal violence.

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Women of Strength: Cultivating Leadership

Hundreds of women gather together bi-yearly to celebrate the initiative of inspire, encourage, mentor and lead within the Real Estate community. This special event is based on women coming together regardless of affiliations to share their stories with authenticity and transparency.
Rose on finding forgiveness for her captors.