Volunteer Opportunity
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Published 1 month ago

TANZANIA WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Remote, Volunteer must be in Tanzania

Details

Schedule:Weekdays
Time Commitment:Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Recurrence:Recurring
Cost:Fee Required: $150
Benefits:
Stipend Provided
Training Provided
Housing Available
Language / Cultural Support Available
Participation:
Groups Welcome
Families Welcome
International Volunteers Welcome

Description

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Our Organization is a nonprofit organization working to empower women through self-help initiatives. We are seeking to affect the economic and societal conditions in our communities.

We are working with women in Kilimanjaro,Tanga and rural regions of Serengeti where jobs are scarce and incomes for individuals and families are typically less than $1 per day. The residents are subsistence farmers and there is little opportunity to earn money in this area. One of the primary programs is the Woman Empowerment Program. This program is designed to provide opportunities for income and employment to the women through teaching them how to make handcrafted products, sales skills, and other various trainings. Approximately 100 women are involved in the program making beautiful baskets and charcoal from local resources. The crafts are purchased and sold by women with all sales returning to fund programs in our organization, including handcraft training.

DELIVERABLES

One of our main goals is to help women in Tanzania manage their growing micro-businesses by providing hands-on assistance. The Expert will work side by side with the women we have in our program to achieve their business goals including:

  • Development of a business plan for expansion.
  • Implementation of expansion activities.
  • Financial review and improvement of financial systems.
  • Development of marketing and sales strategies to increase sales
  • Profile the participants to identify their strengths and needs in terms of equipment, skills, and language proficiency.
  • Create a long-term, goal-setting, development plan with each woman entering the program.

The close interaction with the women is critical to the project's success.

NEEDED SKILLS:

  • Business Strategy
  • Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • International Business

NEEDED LANGUAGES:

  • English

ADDITIONAL USEFUL LANGUAGES

SWAHILI

We are a growing organization and works for the community development, promotion of better opportunities, improving standards of living and provides assistance to the social sector.

  • Expediters will learn the traditional African mode of Trade.
  • Exporters will help the community to provide customized solutions keeping in view of the community needs and to develop mutually beneficial relationships to foster Education, Culture, Tourism and international exchange of ideas.
  • Expediters will also gain experience in variety of fields including; social work, children and youth development, HIV/AIDS awareness and sports development

.ACTIVITIES AROUND MOS HI

There are many different activities to do around Moshi, such as mountain climbing, visiting the safaris, relaxing on the beaches and immersing yourself in ethnic and cultural excursions.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the main attractions around Moshi. People usually climb it in 6 days and the cost is about 1,200$. Amazing views from the top of this nearly 6,000 meters high mountain are well-worth the cost. CHILD HOPE FOUNDATION works with a local company, to provide safe and good deals to our volunteers and travelers.

Mt. Meru is the second highest peak in Tanzania, at nearly 4,600 meters high. Very good option for those who can’t afford to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. Most people climb it in 3 or 4 days and the price vary according to that, between 400-500$. The views at the summit are similarly amazing.

Climbing Ol Donoy Lengai is the third option, and maybe the hardest. It is an overnight hike, with some difficulties from the strong winds, but seeing fumaroles and sometimes even lava makes it all worthwhile. The price vary depending of how many people you share the transport with. Climbing the sacred mountain of the Masai can cost around 300$.

There are also day-hikes and excursions around Moshi, such as 100 meter high cascades or amazing hot springs in the wild

There are many different activities to do around Moshi, such as mountain climbing, visiting the safaris, relaxing on the beaches and immersing yourself in ethnic and cultural excursionsMountains

Serengeti National Park, The Crater of Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Arusha N.P and Lake Manyara are some of the game parks close to Moshi. Once you get to Tanzania it is always recommended for you to visit the safaris, no matter how expensive it may be.

The experience is akin to being in your own National Geographic documentary, simply amazing! The price can be around 165$ a day, if you share the Land Cruiser with at least 5 people. Otherwise, be prepared to pay more. We always try to help our guests to arrange for groups and share the costs.

Other Tips

• If you like swimming, bring your own goggles, they don’t sell them in Moshi

• Bring also earplugs (it can be a little noisy sometimes)

• Do not forget mosquito repellents and sunscreens

• Bring some US$ to pay for safari

PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMPACT

Our Organization is a nonprofit organization working to empower women through self-help initiatives. We are seeking to affect the economic and societal conditions in our communities.

We are working with…

Location

Remote
Volunteer must be in Tanzania
Associated Location

MASAI VILLAGE

Moshi, Tanzania

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

PASSPORT

As with the majority of countries, you will need

to ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6

months after the date you arrive into Tanzania. It

is important that you check your expiry date as

soon as possible, as if you need to renew, this can

take several weeks. To volunteer in Tanzania, you will require a Tourist Visa to enter the country and then a

Volunteer Visa to volunteer – this is obtained in?

country.

Although you can obtain a e-visa prior to

travelling to Tanzania, we recommend that

everyone obtain a visa on arrival. Not only is this

service much cheaper, but it also does not involve

filling out a lot of paperwork and having to send

You can easily obtain a volunteer visa on arrival at

Kilimanjaro International Airport. The volunteer

visa is valid for up to 90 days and is the correct

procedure to volunteer with us in Tanzania.

Please ensure you in email to request the

supporting letter around 2 weeks before your

programme start date. You will need to print this

out and bring it along with you to present to the

immigration desk when you land at the airport.

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