On June 26 Karimu will take 40 volunteers to Tanzania. This will be Marianne and Don’s (founders of Karimu) seventh trip to the village of Dareda Kati. Since 2007 Karimu projects have grown, which is a testament to the strong community of Dareda Kati and the generosity of Karimu donors.
Since 2007 Karimu has completely renovated Ufani Primary School, which now ranks number four in secondary exam scores in all of Tanzania. In addition, essential plumbing was installed in the local medical clinic (that previously had no running water), hundreds of fuel efficient stoves and malaria nets have been delivered to families, and volunteers helped renovate classrooms at Ayalagaya Secondary School. In addition, last summer, clean water was brought to the students of Ufani School and hundreds of families in the surrounding area.
This summer Karimu will partner with Bridging the Gap Africa (http://www.bridgingthegapafrica.org/) to build a permanent foot bridge so that villagers will not be cut off from school, medical care, and supplies during Tanzania’s torrential rainy season.
Karimu also hopes to build a teacher’s house for Ufani School and to bring clean water to Bacho Primary School, which is located in the part of the village that has not yet received clean water.
One Teacher’s House $28,000
Permanent Foot Bridge $10,000
Clean Water for Bacho Primary School $5000
Please join in our efforts by donating to Karimu. Asante Sana! (“Thank you very much” in Swahili)
Your donation is greatly appreciated!