Kipepeo Family Foundation

Kipepeo Family Foundation is a registered non-profit-organization, which supports families living under difficult conditions in rural areas around Moshi, Tanzania. Our goal is to reduce the amount of children living on the streets or growing up in an orphanage. We also manage Kiwavi Home, a hostel which financially supports Kipepeo. 


KIPEPEO = "Butterfly"

KIWAVI = "Caterpillar"


Just as caterpillars turn struggle into beauty,

and transform into a wonderful butterfly,

we believe every difficult situation humans go through,

can transform into leading fulfilling lives!

Some need help,

an ear to listen,

shared ideas,

and love to grow.

Help us to empower our families

turn into butterflies and lead a life of wonder!

"Last night I went to bed with freedom in my heart, knowing I earned money by myself today and I did it great."
Veronica Mama

"Thank you Kipepeo for the chicken! You have made it possible for me to go to school and help my Mama get a job, so that she can take care of my brother. Thank you for everything you did for my family and I. God bless you!" 

- Agata

A Family Belongs Together

Family builds the foundation of a child's life, and is consequently one of the most important influences in a child's life. We believe that every child has the right to grow up in strong family unit. Many children that end up living on the streets or in an orphanage still have living relatives. On average, the amount of children per household is eight. Therefore, when we enable one family to become socially and financially stronger, we can help up to eight children. Moreover, parents learn to be responsible for their children. Our wish is to give all children an opportunity to be raised in a beloved and safe environment.

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