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Harare, Zimbabwe

Elizabeth (Marley) Semende

Elizabeth (Marley) Semende is an LGBTI+ activist and a development professional launching FAM (Fund a Minority), an innovative approach to scale up generosity and create new paths to catapult philanthropic acts that promote the welfare of disenfranchised communities from Harare, Zimbabwe. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies. Elizabeth is also a Young African Leaders Initiative alumni and a 2020 Isibindi Change-maker with several years’ experience in community grassroots organizing.

“Generosity is the act of using the little that you have to change lives.”

- Elizabeth (Marley) Semende, Harare, Zimbabwe

Fund a Minority

FAM (Fund a Minority), is an innovative approach to scale up generosity and create new paths to catapult philanthropic acts that promote sustainable livelihoods and the welfare of disenfranchised communities. LGBTI+ youth employment is a pressing challenge in the Global South and the world at large and LGBTI+ young people experience extreme hardships within their communities rendering it extremely difficult for them to lead healthy lives and become productive adults. This project is an effort to bridge this gap by launching a crowdfunding platform that connects potential donors with global LGBTI+ entrepreneurs who are fundraising for their personal and collective initiatives.