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Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: October 23, 2013, 5:07 PM
food water shelter incorporated (fws) is a not-for-profit organisation: an Australian, non-denominational, non-governmental organisation that builds and manages eco-friendly children's villages with education, social and health facilities for vulnerable women and children in developing countries.
Our first children's village is Kesho Leo, which is located in the village of Sinon in the Arusha region of Tanzania, East Africa.
fws was established in late 2005 by five Australian women on their return from professional volunteer placements in Tanzania as social workers, sponsorship co-ordinators and teachers. The women soon found themelves five Aussie blokes to help share the load. This team of 10 are the founding members of fws.
However, today, the fws volunteer base comprises dozens of expert and dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes across Australia and the world.
fws is run entirely by volunteers.