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Kibowa Orphanage Project | Mikungani Community Project
Kituo Bora Cha Watoto (KIBOWA), is an orphanage on the outskirts of Arusha, and provides the setting for the first project under our Youth Program. Nestled on a small plot of land, KIBOWA is run by two women: Mama Mchome and Mama Miraji. With help from their husbands and other neighborhood mothers, these women care for 41 children ranging in age from 4 to 17 years. The loving and welcoming children of KIBOWA spend their days going to school, singing and playing outside.
TUPO International has developed a close relationship with the staff at KIBOWA and the children who live there. The KIBOWA staff would like to set up a small business to help support the daily operation of the orphanage, as resources aren’t presently sufficient to supply all 41 children with proper nutrition, clothing and medical care.
TUPO and KIBOWA teams have determined that setting up a small corn grinding business would be an ideal way to support the orphanage in a long-term and sustainable fashion. Corn is a widely grown crop in the area, yet there are few places where the corn can be ground down to meal for making ughali, a staple food in the region.
TUPO International is currently raising funds to support the purchase and operation of the corn mill. Our goal is to raise $2,500 dollars for the hardware (corn mill, electric generator, etc.) and another $1,000 for proper support and development of the business (operating costs, storage, start-up expenses, etc.). $3,500 is a meager amount for the full start-up costs of a revenue generating enterprise like this one. TUPO International will support KIBOWA in taking full ownership of the management and operation of this business. As this venture begins to prosper the benefits will be channeled towards the needs of KIBOWA’s children, helping to ensure a brighter future for them all.
Please click on the link below to contribute to a better future for Africa’s children. The children of KIBOWA, its dedicated staff members, and TUPO International thank you for your kind support of this initiative.