Our partners in Tanzania are a key part of our operations. They identify where needs are greatest and where our giving can make most difference, and ensure that our funding is used as intended. By supporting each with a small monthly donation, we help them to take an active role in developing and empowering others in their communities.
PASTOR STEVE OWINO has been a friend of our partner UK charity Sporting Marvels for over 10 years. He is involved with many practical schemes and initiatives that have positively impacted the lives of people living in poverty in and around Arusha. He also organises the itineraries for our trips, so that supporters can visit schools, orphanages, churches and community initiatives to see the needs of the people and the difference that Heart for Africa’s giving can make.
REV. ONESPHORUS MASSAWE pastors the small church community of Ambassadors Church in Mateves village. The church provides support to widows and orphaned children, and we have helped the community to raise funds to build a church/community hall to use for skills training, community group meetings, and church services.
MARY K. OWINO is a teacher and the founder and leader of the Moriah Women's Group in the Muriet area of Arusha. The women in this group run small businesses from whose profits they give back to the community. We're currently raising funds to help some of them to upscale their businesses, and to help the group build a community hall.
FRANCESCO T. PANGA is the Educational Programme Coordinator at the Children of the Street Welfare Association (CHISWEA) Centre in the Sokoni One area of Arusha city. This centre takes care of about 30 children and youths aged between 7 and 20 years of age, who were previously living on the streets of Arusha.
ELIREHEMA WEGARD is Founder and Director of the NGO Green Path for Community Success (GP-COSU) which supports vulnerable children and families in the poorer communities of Arusha. The recently-founded Green Path Children's Home looks after a number of children who would otherwise be on the streets.