Project: Ukerewe medical mission (Oct 16th to Nov 2nd, 2019)
Start Date: 16/10/2019
Well here I go again, back to Ukerewe for the 10th time!!!! It has captured my heart in so many ways. The people are amazing, strong and inspiring.
This year I am co- leading a group of 21 fabulous Canadians and have been working since the beginning of March to ensure this mission is as successful as possible. Again this year, the team is filled with wonderful Canadians and Tanzanians that put their heart and soul into the time we have there, treating as many people as possible in the best way possible with compassion, patience and medications.
I love this work, it touches my heart and I feel so very fortunate to be able to continue year after year. I have made many dear friends on the island that will be in my heart forever. I learn so much each time I go, how to be patient and understanding, how to slow down and to laugh more, how easy my life is here in Canada.
The individuals on these pages are raising funds in support of CACHA’s mission. The funds are given to CACHA to defray the costs of participation in, and supplies for, the mission, and not for the personal benefit of any participant. CACHA retains control over the use of all donated funds. Once the needs for the program have been met, or cannot be completed for any reason, any remaining contributions will be used where needed most.
Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain.
Ukerewe is an island with an estimated population of anywhere between 150,000 and 500,000 with an area approximately 530 km2. The local language is Kerewe (locally: Wakerewe). The closest city is Mwanza on the mainland and the 2nd largest city in Tanzania