Melissa Kelly


Project: Shirati Medical Mission
Start Date: 15/11/2018

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My name is Melissa and I’m a teacher in Ottawa. From a very young age, I’ve had a long-standing desire to spend time in Africa and help.  This November, I will finally get my chance and be joining the Shirati Mission in Tanzania to assist with logistics and education.  As a first timer and the only non-medical member of our team, some of the work I will do will include discussing, with the help of a translator, clean water sources, malaria prevention, sexual health and basic sanitation to the local people in rural villages we will meet each day.

CACHA’s medical missions are non-profit and 100% self-funded. Not including flights, the field cost for this mission is $2,820 per person.

This money will go towards the medical supplies we bring with us. Should you feel like contributing to this mission, I would be grateful.  It will help improve the health of the people of Tanzania.

I am looking forward to this opportunity and hope to make a difference to the people in Shirati and bring back some knowledge and experience which I can share here at home. Thank you for your interest and consideration!




Melissa Kelly – Shirati medical mission

24% funded
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Donation Total: $25.00

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.

Location: Rorya District, Shirati, North Mara Region, Tanzania

Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 1, 2018

Mission Lead: Jonathan Rathwell, at

Mission Cost per participant: $2,820 (does not include airfare)

Estimated Flight Cost: $2,300 – $2, 500 (International flight + 15% administration fee on cost of flight)

Partner: Shirati KMT Hospital, Mennonite Church of Tanzania

Primary mission language: English

Beneficiaries: By working alongside local medical staff, CACHA participants have been providing treatment to over 10,000 rural villagers for over 3 years. Through this partnership, there are also opportunities for cross-cultural medical training between mission participants and local medical staff.

Objective: To increase the impact of the health systems and to improve access and quality of medical care provided in the Mara region, a hospital catchment area of 245,000. Each mission aims to provide necessary care to around 4,000 patients. Beyond the medical care and training provided, our team aims to improve health literacy and implement health education programs that complement the hospital’s outreach to more remote communities.

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