TANZANIA WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Published

07/06/2018

Start Date

07/06/2018

End Date

06/30/2020

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

MASAI VILLAGE
Moshi
09
Tanzania

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

Fee Required

Remote

Ok

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

info@childhopetz.org
http://childhopetz.org

To volunteer in Tanzania requires the purchase of two visas. The first tourist visa should be purchased at the airport at a cost of 50US$ (100US$ for American passport holders) allowing entry as a tourist. On arrival CHILD HOPE FOUNDATION and once you have selected the project of your choice you will need a business visa at a cost of 250US$ for a 1 to 3 month stay. CHF are happy to arrange for the provision of this visa for you together with airport pick up .

We advise all volunteers to bring a minimum of 400US$ (450 US$ for American passport holders) with them to ensure all visa and transport costs are covered. Any volunteer wishing to stay for longer than three months are very welcome and should apply separately for visa costs.

Visa requirements and fees are set by the Tanzanian government and are completely outside of CHF's control, however we cannot accept volunteers into our projects on a day to day basis as anything other than visitors without the provision of a business visa.

Low cost local hostel accommodation is provided to all CHF volunteers on a sliding scale starting at 125US$ per week and then 250U$ for two weeks,375U$ for Three weeks ,475U$ for four weeks.600U$ for five weeks for stays and for 2 to 3 months the price will be 525U$ per month .


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