The first time we met was in 2017. Soon after, we realized that we both have big hearts for people and want to help them achieve their goals.
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 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. It seemed to be the only option for me 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 an orphanage. It was never good for me to grow up apart from my family. When the social workers left, I stood there alone, and the relationship between my parents and me broke in a way that can never be fixed. I want to empower and educate families so that children don't have to face the same sorrows I once did. I believe if my parents had received support, I would have had a much better childhood. I have lost many friends that lived through similar circumstances. I 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
Founder & Leader
I grew up in a family with loving and caring parents and brother. Due to personal struggles later in my life, I know how it feels to suffer. This is why I wish to give others a chance to live a life full of happiness and confidence. I believe we as 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 through my own struggles. In a family you are protected and loved. It is an important space to share life's experiences. With our projects, I would love to give everyone the chance to share their life with us and their family.
"I wish to give children back what I did not have when I was
- Nixon Simba
"I love children
more than anything else and made it my life goal to protect those amazing little humans."
As the scripture says; it is the responsibility of everyone to give hope to those who have lost their own. Let's join together to enable the inhabitants of Tanzania to reach prosperity and a fulfilled life. I’m inviting everyone to contribute to this organization and be part of bringing happiness again to those who have lost theirs.
I am born in the Kilimanjaro region and am so happy to work now here at Kipepeo, helping different people in need and making them reach John Agustino, Teamleader their goals. I love to have a job where I can bring back a smile to those who thought they are forgotten by the society.
We believe all children in Tanzania should be raised in a caring, supportive and protective family, at all times. Therefore we own a membership of the National Alliance to strengthen Families and Family based care in Tanzania which was founded by UNICEF, Railwaychildren, Pamoja Leo and Safe the Children.
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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. 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.
Kipepeo Family Foundation gets a high precentage of its donations through the Kipepeo Association which was founded in order to support our NGO. The aim of the Kipepeo Association is to represent Kipepeo in Switzerland, build trust wtih potential donors and engage in fundraising events that are held in Switzerland.