Tanzania – Isn’t that in East Africa?
Yes, it is!
Situated between Victoria-, Tangajika- and Lake Malawi, as well as the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is about 2,5 times the size of Germany. About 58 million of people are living there, thereof about 20% in the economic capital of the country, which is Dar-es-Salaam.
The official language is English, but the local language is Kiswahili.
Tanzania does still belong to one of the poorer countries in the world. Unemployment, a bad health system and especially poor or missing education inhibit the progress of the whole country and the individual.
We are primarily supporting projects in Kigamboni and Changalikwa.
Kigamboni is a small town at the gates of Dar-es-Salaam. A little paradise at the Indian Ocean, you can reach by ferry or car/ bus across the newly built bridge from the vividly and economic capital city.
Kigamboni, like the rest of Tanzania is developing very fast. Nevertheless, the level of education is still very low and access to energy, water and a good medical care is unfortunately still not guaranteed.
Our aim is to support the people of Kigamboni to improve their quality of life through education and especially empowerment of girls and young women. Moreover, we also support local artists, in order to preserve traditions and culture and to generate income out of it.
The Masai village is located near Mombo in the north of Tanzania. About 300 Masai are living there. They live on the meat of their goats, sheeps and the most important product for them, especially for the kids is cow milk. The Masai trade with their cattle.
Unfortunately, due to the long dry seasons, it is very hard for the people there to get their animals through that time. They are on the move from early morning until the evening, to find water and food for their animals. The Masai village is dealing with diseases on a daily basis and even though they put in all the effort, a lot of their animals starve or die of thirst.
Our biggest aim for Changalikwa is to improve the quality of life in the Masai village through education, the introduction of solar power and based on that a solid supply of water and food.