UNICEF states that in Tanzania around 35% of the population live on or below the poverty line - this means less than $1.25 per day. Over 6% of the population is effected by HIV/AIDS – that’s nearly 3 million people. These issues combined with a range of other factors has lead to over 15% of the children in Tanzania to be orphaned, which is a staggering figure of 3.5 million kids.
There are many issues that impact children in Tanzania especially girls and we want to give children opportunity and choice in the way they live their lives. This image from Unicef Tanzania depicts some of the many challenges girls face.
What we do is about changing the cycle of poverty. One child at a time we can create change. We believe in slow steady progression to ensure long term success and that even the smallest voice can be heard and make a difference. As the Dalai Lama says "If you believe you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito"
HOW TO DONATE
Australian Residents You can donate through The Ujamaa Foundation which is a registered Australian Charity (ABN 21 188 212 448) and has been endorsed by the Australian Tax office with Deductible Gift Recipient (DRG) status.
All donations made by Australian Residents of $2 or more are fully Tax Deductible.
To make a Bank Transfer or to set up a Direct Debit: BSB: 013606 Account: 408682244 Account Name: Ujamaa Foundation Bank: ANZ Please put your name as a reference
To send a cheque: Please make it out to "The Ujamaa Foundation" and mail to: The Ujamaa Foundation 601/107 Beach Street Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Online Donations & International Residents Donations can be made through Paypal (some fees do apply) Please follow the link below to donate.
Watch "My African Home" (2013)
This Award Winning Short Documentary about Ujamaa Children's Home was Written and Directed by Carley Mchome. Filmed in 2013 it provides insight into the establishment of our home and where our kids come from.
"I first met Carley in 2010 when I traveled to Arusha as a teaching artist during my studies at The Juilliard School. Over the five years that followed, I would return to Arusha to teach the same arts empowerment workshop each summer. From the moment I met Carley and learned about her work at Ujamaa, I was blown away by her commitment to the kids and the community. Visits to the Children's Home revealed that Ujamaa is truly a family, where each child is loved and cared for with the utmost attention to their individual needs. The laughter, smiles, excitement, and affection that each child displays are testament to the quality of Ujamaa's care; not to mention that the kids are given access to health care and education that would otherwise be denied them. Unfortunately, in today's world, we can't just donate to charities without doing some research into their ethics and practices. So often, a seemingly benevolent relief organisation turns out to be less than charitable in its use of funds. In supporting Ujamaa, I have a direct, personal link to Anjelina and can see my donation in action through emails, photos, letters, and Facebook updates. I know with full confidence that every dollar I send goes right to Anjelina and her Ujamaa brothers and sisters, and that Carley remains committed to giving them the best possible shot at success. These kids are the single greatest investment in Tanzania's future, and I fully believe that they will grow up to change their world for the better. I love helping in some small way to give the that chance." Chelsea Feltman, USA