The first time we met was 2017. Soon after, we realized that we both have huge hearts for people which need help and big visions for our own lives.
Nixon Aqulin Simba, Tanzania
Founder, local Leader
One part of my family did not want me and the other part who wanted to care for me had no money and lived in a too bad environment. I grew up suffering and fighting since I was born. The feeling of not belonging anywhere and suffering due to the lack of money was always with me. When I was six years old I had to live on the streets. To me it seemed to be the only option at this point. Luckily, one day I was found by one of the NGO`s in Moshi. But even there I sometimes ran away because I wanted to belong to a Family and not to a children home. It was never good for me to grow up apart from my family. When social workers left, I stood there alone. And the relationship between my parents and me broke in a way which can’t be fixed again. I wish to empower and educate families and women to prevent children growing up away from the sorrow that I had to go trough. I believe if my parents had gotten support, I would have had a much better childhood. I lost many friends on the streets with similar backgrounds. I can thank God that there were people who helped me the best they could. I want to do everything to make the life of children here better and believe the way to do this is by empowering their families.
Joy Baumann, Switzerland
I grew up in a caring family with a brother and my parents where I experienced the love of a family like I would wish it to everyone. Due to personal difficulties later in my life, which are not related to my family, do I know how it feels to suffer. This is why I wish to give others a change to live a life full of happiness and confidence. I believe we humans should share more of our warm heart. Share a smile, a hug, listen to someone or laugh with someone. Sharing life with people who love you means a lot to me. That's what helped me trough my own struggles. In a family you are protected and loved. It is the main place of sharing life. With our project I would love to give everyone the chance to share life with us and their family.
"I wish to
give children back
what I did not have
"I love children
more than anything else
and made it my life goal
to protect those amazing little humans."
My name is Zakayo and I am so deeply happy to be part of this association. I work as an assistent for KIPEPEO Family Foundation and their KIWAVI HOME. While working here I discovered a lot of things which can be done in our communities.
"It is important to deal with the source of a problem so that it leads to a long-lasting solution. This is what Kipepeo is doing and I like to support that!"
If you see videos of the projects, they are made by me: @zack_media
Zakayo Msaki, Assistant KIPEPEO & KIWAVI HOME