Tanzanian Children's Fund

Organization (us)cambridge, MA, United States Website
2 campaigns 120 contributions received $27,099 raised
Member since January 2019

ABOUT THE TANZANIAN CHILDREN'S FUND

At TCF, we believe in a brighter future. We not only provide a permanent, loving home for vulnerable children in Northern Tanzania, but are also dedicated to improving education, increasing access to health care, and creating economic opportunities for our entire community in order to create lasting and positive change.

HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund works to ensure that all children and families in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania lead healthy and productive lives and have the opportunity to become positive agents of change for their country. In order to achieve our goals, TCF provides a loving and permanent home for 97 marginalized children at the Rift Valley Children’s Village. However, TCF also recognizes that the best way to promote the well-being of all children is to provide access to high-quality education, free healthcare, and microfinance trainings and loans to the entire community. Our innovative, multi-pronged approach to addressing systemic poverty is what has enabled us to have a deep impact and catalyze real and lasting change.

HISTORY

After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and falling in love with the country and its people, in 1998 India Howell moved permanently to Tanzania to manage a lodge for a safari company. Noticing the growing problem of orphaned and marginalized children living in poverty, India felt compelled to take action, and in 2004 she partnered with Peter Leon Mmassy to create a loving and permanent home for 17 orphaned children. With the help of our supporters and the Tanzanian community, that single house has expanded to become a Children’s Village for 97 children and a thriving community-based organization providing free healthcare, primary and secondary education, and microfinance loans and training to the residents of Oldeani Ward.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In addition to supporting one of our campaigns here on Fundrazr, there are many ways to get involved and support TCF.

  • VOLUNTEER: We are helping to run a village, which is constantly busy and growing. Help us keep up! Volunteers are always needed in Tanzania and in our Cambridge, MA office.
  • SPONSOR A CHILD: Being a sponsor allows you to become a part of a child's life and reinforces the message that no child at RVCV need ever feel alone. They are all loved and valued as individuals.
  • RAISE MONEY:If you want to help raise funds for TCF, we’re ready to guide you every step of the way. For more information on crowd-funding opportunities, holding a TCF event, and other initiatives, please contact our US office at ali@tanzanianchildrensfund.org.

 

Organization activity

Organization campaigns

Help Kernal Angus Adventures support entrepreneurs in Tanzania in honor of their upcoming Kilimanjaro expedition!

$23,689 raised of $25k goal
91 Days running

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund works to ensure that all children and families in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania lead healthy and productive lives and have the opportunity to become positive agents of change for their country.

$3,410 raised of $6k goal
Finished June 13, 2019