The Hummingbird Group is a collective of committed monthly givers on a mission to improve the lives of youth in emerging market countries. Through a monthly donation, you will have an amazing impact on the lives of youth, helping them to reach their full potential. Our global community of supporters enable us to form 10 year partnerships in order to make sustainable impact in communities. Learn more about our work here.
100% of your donation goes where it’s needed most
A group of generous Underwriters pay for all our operational costs, including any credit card fees connected to your donation. This means that if you pay $100, we make up the $3 fee so that 100% of your donation goes straight to those who need it most.
Learn more about our Underwriting model here.
Leaving no one behind in the recovery from COVID-19
Your donation is even more crucial as we support our grantee partners and the young people they work with to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalised young people are amongst the most likely to be left behind when the world recovers from COVID-19. The Hummingbird Group will help EMpower to support our partners through and beyond the pandemic – building a more equitable recovery for vulnerable young people in a changed world.
What can you expect when you join?
Create transformative change in young people’s life.
At a pivotal moment when youth are finding their power on the global stage and you are rising to meet them, EMpower is uniquely positioned to lead the way toward better, faster and bolder investing in the future leaders our world needs.
Be part of a global community of 10,000 supporters
EMpower connects a global network of young people, grantee partners, donors and professionals focused on putting smart money behind smart solutions.
Raising the voices of youth is at the core of our work.
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“I’m very happy with how Melel responded to the pandemic, with their help providing hygiene materials and they opened a space for the students who continued studying. They were also there with emotional support, always asking how I’m doing, how my family is. That’s been the most beautiful.”
Dulce, 18 years old,
“We were affected by Covid-19 and we had to cancel our face-to-face classes. But thanks to the goodwill of everyone, we are taking classes online, via video calls. I'm sure that we will return stronger and help even more students. We will continue transforming the world into a better place.”
Fernanda, 19 years old,
“At first, I wanted to enroll in the cooking course at REACH, but due to a permanent injury to my hand, it was not possible to handle knives. I was counseled, and finally registered to do the sales and marketing course at REACH”
"I started using my voice, my writing, to educate young girls in my community about life, the world out there, and their potential. When I look at these girls’ faces and see the sparkle in their eyes, I know that I have a purpose and that I’m doing what I was meant to do. I want the best for them and if we all just keep on believing in them, we can help them get through whatever challenges they have, and not give up on them."
Audery, 21 years old,
Why the Hummingbird?
Our logo has long represented hummingbird wings. This symbolises EMpower's role in cross-pollinating learnings and connections across borders, organisations and generations. Our global Hummingbird Group does just that. People like you, from around the world, giving what they can to prove that change is possible when we work together. Your support as a collective has a targeted impact and creates bold, transformative change for young people to thrive.