About Nascent

Nascent promotes self-reliance; harnessing the creative and entrepreneurial drive of rural women and youth, to problem solve, build resilient local economies, and improve the quality of life for their families and communities.


Nascent works to across several sectors to empower rural women and youth by:


Boosting food security and nutrition | Building crisis resilience | Promoting education and literacy | Promoting good health and sanitation.

Our History


Dr. Wamey, founder and current president of Nascent Solutions ran the organization from her home in Fairfax Station, VA, from November 2004 till April 2008 when the organization moved to its current location at 85 South Bragg Street in Alexandria.
Haunted by the images of malnourished children, street children rumaging for food in the dumpsters in Yaoundé or Douala, 70-80 children crowding in a 45 capacity classroom, Beatrice signed up for classes at the Northern Virginia Women’s small business center. After the first few hours, she drafted a mission statement which would become Nascent Solutions.
In March 2007, Nascent Solutions was registered as a Public Volunteer Organization (PVO) with the United States Agency for International Development. Nascent is currently registered with field offices in Cameroon, Uganda and Zambia. Nascent Solutions has received seven grant awards from the US Government and donations from foundations and individuals. In the last eight years, Nascent has implemented programs in food security and agriculture, health and nutrition, education and skills development and gender equality which have impacted the lives of over 100,000 beneficiaries.



Our work is driven by community buy-in, key stakeholder engagement, and a continuous feedback loop that informs our processes, no matter the sector, country, or population we are serving. It is from this premise that we seek hidden talent among women and youth who are the true engines of rural Africa’s innovation and growth. Our workforce at the headquarters and field level is both representative of and knowledgeable about the African communities that we

serve; a key strength that sets us apart. With support from the United States Government  and both private and public well-wishers, Nascent,  has gained the reputation of being a small, results-driven organization whose success in tackling rural poverty has been well received in countries like Cameroon, Uganda, and  Zambia. We work to bring ‘rural’ to the center of national and international development agendas.