Each family has their own unique past, with different available resources and struggles. Based on the situation of each individual family household, we find fitting solutions including:
- Starting a business (micro-loan)
- Helping to find a job
- Enabling children to receive an education
- Giving both social and financial advice
- Risk support (health, social, financial)
Risk support often happens at the beginning when we get a new family to work with. There has to be a lack of basic needs such as food, house, health or safety.
These are some examples of the work we have done and the help we have been able to provide! This will give you an overall picture of what we do and the impact we make in the communities. For more information regarding our projects, please have a look on our story page.
Veronica is a widow and mother of two teenagers.
We helped in securing a stall at the local market, provided some of the materials and gave advice on how to run her very own profitable vegetable business! Veronica goes to the central market in town to buy the vegetables and sells them later at the local market near her home. Her daughter is now able to go to school to receive an education, and the family have enough money to pay for their basic needs.
As the slideshow shows, we built a shower for a family in a village, using affordable, functional and local materials. In addition, we create safe living spaces by building bathrooms, toilets, roofs, or even rooms and houses. Another example of the help Kipepeo will continue to provide, is shown on our story page. We built a house for a family affected by albinism, as it is extremely dangerous for albinos to be in the sun for extended periods of time.
Due to the challenges of having no father and taking care of a disabled brother, Agata is not able to go to school nor is her mother able to work. We financially supported Agata's mother by paying for one month's rent of a room, where she can keep chickens, next to their home. Further, we provided the family with some material and food for them. Agata is now able to raise chickens and sell them to restaurants to generate a sustainable income.
"Now I am able to care for my son while I am working, have enough money for his medicine, and my other children can receive an education. I am so happy. "
- Tasiana, Beneficiary
Many children run away from home because they're not able to go to school. We provide financial support when parents are not able to cover the cost, by paying for school fees.
We are thankful for the cooperation of the Moshi Municipal, Social Department and for being granted the trust of many different village leaders and social workers who are based in the surrounding communities. In addition, we often exchange thoughts and ideas with Pamoja Tunaweza and work with The Toa Nafasi Project, which are both registered NGOs in Tanzania. We also exchange ideas and wishes with churches on how or whom to help in their area. Staying connected and working together is necessary to be able to achieve real, long-lasting change. Without our partners, we would not be able to reach out to the families who need our help the most.
As aforementioned, we work with different partners that assist us in identifying families in need. Other social organizations, as well as village leaders, refer cases to us that identify families suffering under their current conditions. In addition, the Family Department of the Social Welfare Office seeks out our help.
During the first visit to the family's home, we get an impression of the family and their problems, and write down all the important facts and information. During follow-up visits, we continue to engage with the family members and understand them better. We develop individual solutions to change their current tumultuous situation into one with more stability and safety.
"Family work is relationship work. Not only for the family itself, but also for us as a team. It means a lot to spend a time with families who are affected. It means having a huge heart, a listening ear and compassion. We need patience, empathy and sometimes a bit of strictness. Every small step towards a better future is worth it."
- Joy, Gründerin