Support Entrepreneurs in Tanzania!
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Kernal Angus Adventures is a ragtag band of merry adventurers who travel the world when they can, seeking genuine experiences with genuine people. We are not afraid to take risks in order to move past “that can’t be done here” or “that’s not possible there” and always try to enrich the places we visit, leaving them better than we found them.

This year, we are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and attempting to break two Guinness World Records in the process: “Highest Altitude Dance Party on Land” and “Highest Altitude Fire Breathing,” in order to bring attention to the need for economic empowerment in this part of the world.

For many generations, seasonal coffee picking was the only employment opportunity available to families living in Oldeani, an area located in a remote corner of northern Tanzania, in the heart of the great Rift Valley. With the lack of opportunity leading to annual incomes under $150, parents were left helpless in the fight against generational poverty. Too often children had to drop out of school or work long hours on top of their studies in order help their family make ends meet. 

Recognizing that economic empowerment is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty, the  Tanzanian Children's Fund launched their Microfinance Program in 2008 to ensure that families in that area could prosper. Today, they are helping more than 720 entrepreneurs provide for their families and put food on the table. With access to increasing loans, foundational business support, and initiatives like their handicrafts project, average incomes in the area have more than doubled. We would like to help them build on this success by supporting and expanding their loan fund.

Our gift to Tanzania, the country through which we will travel, is the creation of the Kernal Angus Adventures Microloan Fund.  A fund that will be administered by the TCF, who will use the money raised to provide their 720 clients with additional loans to grow their businesses and to expand their loan portfolio to more individuals in future years.

We will be visiting the Children’s Village and meeting the founders of TCF, which has received 4 stars on Charity Navigator. We will work with their team to ensure that they provide detailed management, oversight and accounting for this fund, which is designed to provide funds for many years to come. 

And, by special arrangement with TCF, all funds received will be put directly towards providing loans!

We believe there is no greater gift than helping people become self-sustainable and realize their potential, and the best way to do that is to help them get a fishing pole instead of a fish!  We hope that this trip will help bring awareness to this vital need and that you will join us in seeking to provide “better lives to good people” by making a tax-deductible donation to the fund.

All donations are tax deductible, but if you would like to contribute by check made out to the Tanzanian Children's Fund, you can send your donation to: 

Tanzanian Children's Fund

2 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information on TCF and their Microfinance Program: 

To learn more about the impact of the Tanzanian Children's Fund's Microfinance Program , watch the video below! 

In addition to expanding economic opportunities in the Oldeani area, the Tanzanian Children's Fund has developed a holistic, multi-pronged, and unique approach to solving poverty by attacking its root causes from all sides. Operating programs that improve education outcomes, provide free, quality medical care, and support the most vulnerable populations by establishing a forever home for orphaned children, the Tanzanian Children's Fund is creating lasting change for a community of 10,000.

 

To learn more about the Tanzanian Children's Fund (EIN: 74-3087284)  and their impact, visit their website, explore their blog, watch their videos, or follow them on social media

 

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