Our Story

Bismillah al Rahman al Raheem

“If not now, when?”

Most people with ties to Yemen want to help. When Covid broke out in 2020, we realized there was no time like the present. We first set out to learn about the problems because you cannot help solve a problem if you do not understand it. 

We spent countless hours interviewing people in Yemen and those working in organizations dedicated to Yemen. We wanted to bridge the gap between volunteers and projects in Yemen. After two successful mentorship projects in Yemen, we learned a lot. 

Firstly, like us, volunteers from all over the world would love to help Yemen beyond a donation. 

Secondly, to make the biggest impact, we need funding. Our 2022 project set out to do just that. 

In 2022, we hired a freelance designer in Yemen to help us create some products (soon to be announced). Rise for Yemen officially became a not-for-profit organization so that we could sell these products and donate 100% of the profits to sustainable projects in Yemen.

This is the beginning of our story. We hope you will join us in writing the next chapter.

Together, let’s rise. 

 

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