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When one hears about Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the first thing that comes to their mind is the super talented pop, rnb, hiphop among others singer. Rih-Rih, as her many fans call her is also known widely for her stunning taste and red carpet turn-up fashion which earned her a Fashion Icon award in 2014.
What many fail to recognize is the fact that other than gracing our screens and surprising fans album after album, Rihanna is also a philanthropist whose heart is deep in helping out people in need by running non-profitable charities.
Her philanthropy begun in 2006 when she created a foundation, named Believe, to support terminally ill children and in the following year, she was among the Cartier Love Charity Bracelet Ambassadors, a program that creates HIV awareness in different parts of the world. In 2008, the popular singer joined fifteen other female artistes in raising funds for cancer research.
Rihanna, who owns Savage X Fenty fashion line, went ahead and opened a fundraising organization Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) which has since then funded many programs like Children's Orthopedic Center and the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program.
Her participation in these charitable events saw her named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University in 2017.
The popstar’s latest achievement came on 21 September 2018 when the government of Barbados, her birthplace, called her an Ambassador at-Large. This title allows her to promote investment, tourism and education in the region.
One of her acts that caught the eyes of many of her followers was her tour to Malawi as a Global ambassador for Global Partnership for Education. On this trip, the singer explained that she wanted a firsthand experience of the Malawian children where half of the population lives below the poverty line.
During this trip, a make-up free Rih-Rih mingled with children where she also set aside time to teach them mathematics. Pictures posted on her social media showed the celebrated cheerful hits maker even balancing a bucket of water on her head and shoveling soil as she worked with the benefactors.
Here are images showing that Rihanna is not only a popular artiste but a charitable humanitarian and philanthropist.
Rihanna also owns a perfume line with her fragrances Reb'l Fleur, Rebelle, Nude, Rogue and Rogue men becoming a huge success.