Alissa lives in the United States (Dallas) and runs Arise Africa from the United States. She also runs her photography business, Hollimon Photo. She first visited Africa in 2005 and worked as a photographer taking photos for aid organizations. After working on a photo book project for 5 months in Zambia, Alissa felt a need to give back more than just images. With the overwhelming generosity and help from others Alissa and John founded Arise Africa. Alissa has spent most of her time in Zambia and has known and worked with our Zambian team for years. Alissa runs all operations states side from organizing teams, projects, and support raising.
Interesting Fact About Alissa: "I am on an airplane at least once a week with my job and I love it."
Funniest Thing about working with Zambians: "They are much quieter than me. I guess the rumor that Americans are loud is very true! They have learned to speak up with me though."
Dream For Arise Africa: "I have so many dreams I don't know where to start. I think my biggest dream is that we always play the role of helping people live to their potential that God created them for. This is providing in ways for individuals to be self sustaining, serving, and always striving for a better relationship with the Lord. I dream about watching kids that we help graduate from Zambia college or seeing them succeed in life. I also dream about our staff working in the roles and positions and having the lives they have always prayed for. I dream about communities and learning God's truth through pure love and relationships we can build. And I dream about one day Arise Africa being my full time job and living in Zambia at least part time!"