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Help the Children of Tanzania Fund

Location: Shirati, Tanzania

Help the Children of Tanzania Project

3% funded
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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

The Help the Children of Tanzania Fund is used to improve living conditions, education for children and young adults, provide health care to individuals without access otherwise and to support Women's Cooperatives with an income generating project to help them become more independent and better able to support their families.

 

Current Work

 

From 2009 to 2019, the fund has contributed to:

Education

 

Building 5 kitchens at 5 Secondary Schools to feed around  2,500 students

School fees for 20 School of Nursing students

School fees for about 27 Secondary, Elementary, Technical, Teacher's College, University and disabled students

School supplies, books and around 300 school uniforms for students unable to attend school otherwise

Boarding school fees for a number of students

Bicycles for students walking extremely long distances

Living Conditions

Building around 15 houses for families living in dire poverty

Repairing or replacing many thatched roofs

Buying hundreds of mattresses, blankets, sheets, many kilos of food, clothes, shoes, etc, to respond to immediate needs on village visits

Healthcare

Surgeries including tubal ligations for women; medicine, hospital stays, prosthetic legs and transportation for patients

Donations to the Poor fund at hospital for food for patients

Nutritious food packs for HIV clients at the hospital

Drugs for HIV/Palliative Care patients

Women's Cooperatives

Have supported 42 groups (around 1000 women) with an income generating project of their choosing to provide income to set up micro loans. These loans are used to start their own businesses in order to help support their families. The women also contribute to the project as stated below.

Provided 12 groups with a grinding machines. The women build the secure building to house the machine. This project also provides a service to the women in the village who were walking up to 10 km. to have their maize and cassava ground.

17 groups with sewing machines. The women find a house or church where they can meet.

5 groups with about 120 vaccinated chickens, a few roosters and some wire fencing. The women built the enclosure  and coop

8 groups with hippo rollers used to transport water instead of carrying 20 litres on their heads for a distance of up to 10 km. each day

Set up small businesses for a number of individual families and disabled clients

These projects impact the lives of around 1000 women plus their families, so about 5000 people are helped

 

Next Steps
Our aim is to help the children of Tanzania by giving them an education, by supporting Women's Cooperatives with Income Generating Projects of their choosing so they can better support their children and families, but also to respond to the immediate needs of the poorest of the poor by improving their healthcare and living conditions .

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