Women of Africa Arise and Shine! This phrase has always been my altar call. It speaks to any woman out there that feels the burden of transforming the world. Riruta United Women Empowerment (RUWEPO) is a beacon of hope and transformation for grassroots women, girls and children who are stifled by the demands of society. An African woman is overwhelmed by the expectations of society– from fending for her family to representing the society. RUWEPO rises to these challenges and addresses them holistically. At our organization we strive to produce a refined person and address social issues affecting children, youths, and women alike. Our programs strive to give the less privileged of society hope and a future.