Meet Jessica

10 Jun

jessWe are pleased to announce our newest board member! Jessica Garlock volunteered with the Tuleeni Orphanage over the holidays in 2011/2012 with Cross Cultural Solutions and was deeply inspired by all that Mama Faraji has done and continues to do! Jessica has a background in social work and has served as an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Volunteer in the past. She is thrilled to be on the board of such a wonderful organization! Jessica also sponsors the education of one of the children at the orphanage, and is counting the days until she is able to return to Tanzania for another visit.

Our Clean Water Project!

1 Nov

As the orphanage nears its final stages (we’re currently putting the roof up), we are changing gears and focusing our time and energy on raising the funds needed to bring water to the orphanage, and 7000 other villagers. This water will be collected from a nearby stream and river, routed through a treatment tank to make sure it is safe for drinking and free of contamination, and distributed to our orphanage, the entire community of Uru, and its two neighboring villages. The water will be free of charge, with onwaterly a very small annual maintenance fee, that we hope to subsidize if funding permits. (The fee will total to approximately $100 per year…that’s total, not per family). Because we will have so many access points for the locals, we will be making a significant impact in the lives and health of over 7,000 people! And, we can’t open the new orphanage, or community center, without having water. So please help us raise the money needed to complete this project by going to our online funding page!

Our first story!

18 Apr

10003548_275806295910779_784126860_nWe recently took down the formwork for the second story slab! This revealed the AMAZING inside of our first story! You’re looking at the future dining hall which will also be used to host classes, workshops and lectures teaching the local community about sustainability, health, and other pressing topics!!