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UHAI makes 1 of every 6 LGBTI grants globally, and is the world’s 9th largest funder of sex worker rights. 

Your investment ensures LGBTI and sex worker communities across Eastern Africa are supported to sustain the fight for a world in which all people live equally and in dignity.

UHAI provides Eastern Africa's LGBTI and sex worker communities flexible funding and responsive capacity support, and supports research, Pan-African engagements and convening. By engaging local activists to determine our grant making, our approach to social change ensures that those living the struggles have agency to fund action.

UHAI is Africa's first and largest fund of its kind supporting African LGBTI and sex worker rights. We have made US$ 5 million in grants in the short 7 years since our founding. We support civil society organising in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda and in 2017 will introduce support to Democratic Republic of Congo.

Join the movement for the fight for equality in Eastern Africa by sustaining UHAI with monthly donations. Your investment ensures Eastern Africa LGBTI and sex worker communities receive the support they need to cultivate resilience and affect social change.

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About Us

UHAI EASHRI is an indigenous activist fund which provides flexible and accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region with a particular focus on the rights of sexual minorities.



UHAI-EASHRI makes three different types of grants:


Our strength lies in the skills, talents and commitment of our people.


Contact us

P.O. Box 27611 - 00100
Nairobi Kenya
Tel +254 20 2330050
+254 20 8127535
Email: info(at)uhai-eashri.org