In Tanzania, a mother is called by her first born child’s name.
Mama Teddy is one such mother. She has four children: Teddy, Jennifer, Neema and Barack.
Mama Teddy’s husband left the family last year. We have watched this family struggle to survive for many years even with a father present. Mama Teddy is now left to find whatever work she can to feed her family and take care of her children.
Africa Harvest of Hope has set up a sponsorship program for families of widows and abandoned women and children. Tanzania does not have a welfare system. These families are left to scavenge for resources in whatever way they can.
A family like Mama Teddy’s, can survive on $50 a month.
Pastor Zac and his wife Redemta have been helping children in their village for over 10 years. They have a preschool class and an after school class to help children keep their scores up in school. One of the most important things to these children is to do well in school. Education is a way to sustain a better life here in Tanzania.
Yesu Anaweza (Jesus is able) is a Pastor at Zac’s church. The church and the preschool both sit on Yesu Anaweza’s property.
Africa Harvest of Hope would like to be able to sponsor families like Pastor Zac’s. They have three children who are all doing very well in their studies. They also help their parents with the preschool and with the everyday tasks of washing and cooking. Each of Zac and Redempta’s children are involved with Yesu Anaweza as well.
We feel that $100 a month would be a great help for this family to help so many other families in their village.
We’d like to buy uniforms for children who are unable to attend school because they do not have a uniform.
The cost of supplying each student with a uniform is $20 a year.
Many children don’t get to go to school because their parents cannot afford to send them. School isn’t free in Tanzania and each year parents struggle to come up with tuition. If a child doesn’t go to school, the only job opportunities they will have will be manual labor which requires very long hours for little pay.
The cost for primary and secondary school tuition $30 to $120 a year.
Children also need sponsors in order to see a doctor!! Tanzania’s health sector has many challenges– it’s expensive and not easy accessible. Most children who die of malaria and other simple diseases do so because their family can’t afford preventative care and early detection and treatment when sicknesses arise. They must come up with fees for doctor consultations, lab tests and medicine which can add up to $20 or more per visit.
Help a family in need. Donations of $30 would allow us to bless a family with ugali, rice, beans, oil, vegetable and more basic food needs. Through Yesu Anaweza, we have come to know of many families who could benefit from such a gift.
Africa Harvest of Hope has a vision of opening a free lab to people who cannot afford to pay for lab tests. One of our missionaries, George, is a lab technologist and has a desire to help with this important service. A doctor at the top hospital in Moshi told him there are no reliable labs in the city. This means patients have to travel to Arusha, an hour and a half away, for accurate results. Providing a free lab would save lives for many who die unnecessarily. If you know of anyone who works in the laboratory industry with equipment and/or supplies that are able to donate, please let us know. Any monetary donations would also assist us in begining set up.