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Tanzania Mission
£290 raised
12% of £2.5k goal
18 contributors
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Ended Jul 20, 2014

Starting in July I will be joining Projects Abroad to spend one month helping in a care home in Tanzania. The reason I chose to volunteer in Tanzania is that due to the increase of HIV/AIDS in the country, and a life expectancy which remains low, many children in Tanzania need extra help and love . About 40% of orphans in Tanzania have been affected by HIV/AIDS, with a HIV/AIDS prevalence rate of 9%, and an estimated infection rate which is much higher, the situation is unlikely to improve significantly for years to come. In many of the orphanages and care homes staff struggle with limited resources to feed, clothe and educate the children in their care. Staff often don't have the time to provide the stimulation and attention that these children need. I hope to help contribute to giving these children the time and love they so desperately need. I look at my time in Tanzania not only as a way to give back but also as a way to gain a better insight into the world around me. While I am volunteering I will be living with a local host family which will give me the opportunity to fully immerse myself into the community and culture by working and living alongside the local people as we make a real impact together. At the end of my project I hope to return feeling I have benefited and enhanced the lives of the children I work with whilst there. Life is full of beautiful opportunities and sometimes the only thing standing in your way is the financial obligation. With that being said, I am asking you to consider helping me by donating to my mission trip fund. As this experience is unpaid, I will need to cover costs for things like flights, the Projects Abroad programme fee and vaccinations. I plan to fund this through sponsorships and fundraising events. I am also relying on the help of my friends and family. Even a small amount will get me one step closer to my goal. Thank you in advance for any support you can give.

Love, Zoë x

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