Project 5895 Empowering Women of Africa

$5,755 of $5,895 goal

Raised by 81 people in 82 months
Kay Walten  CONROE, TX
Funds raised by my climb benefits the women of East Africa.  Enabling them  to learn & establish small businesses to support themselves, their children and community.  

Many women in East Africa are sole wage earners struggling to feed and educate their children.  They strive to build small businesses and step out of the traditional roles of the culture.

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Update 22
Posted by Kay Walten
57 months ago
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Kudos to you!
For all the people who donated to help me get classrooms and a sewing school started in Tanzania"¦.

I wanted to let you know that in January a second class room was opened, and 63 women were in sewing and small business training.

And today I am happy to say the program has expanded once again!

UNESCO is going to start classes at our sewing school for 30 girls who missed school because of pregnancy. These girls will be learning sewing, other vocational training, entrepreneur education, poultry education, English and Mathematics.

This is an exciting opportunity for the women of Kahama, the Huheso Kahama foundation, and Juma Mwesigwa who is my good friend and the man who brings these opportunities to fruition in his community.

Thank you for seeing what was a concept of a couple sewing machines grow into a tremendous community program.
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Update 21
Posted by Kay Walten
67 months ago
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Big kudos to everyone who donated to the Kilimanjaro 5895 project last Fall. The sewing "school" that we started has been incorporated into a larger program where forty girls and women prostitutes in Kahama Tanzania will be in a education program to help give these women an opportunity to develop a better life for themselves, off the street.

Once these women have completed their sewing/tailor training will be given sewing machines as a head start. Rapid Funding Envelope HIV/AIDS and the Huheso Kahama organizations are coordinating this year-long project. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our smaller project it is incredible to see it incorporated into a bigger program benefitting more women. Congratulations to Juma Mwesigwa for pushing hard for this program.
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Update 20
Posted by Kay Walten
71 months ago
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Photo of a couple of the students...
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Update 19
Posted by Kay Walten
71 months ago
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Jambo! (hello in swahili) I wanted to follow up with everyone who donated. My project, Project 5895 to help empower women by teaching them how to sew. It really has become bigger than I could have imagined. With the money you donated, a building has been done as a class room, with sewing machines for women and girls to learn how to become a tailor.

About 7 women who are living with HIV/AIDS and two girls who are pregnant are registered to join the training.

While I was in Tanaznia I toured a sewing co-op in a another region of the country to see the products they produce, their work environment and to talk to the director from Australia.

I missed the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro due to altitude sickness but I am returning this September, to try again. I am going to try to visit the sewing co-op in Kahama, it is a very long bus trip but would like to see the facility and visit with the students.

Thank you again for making a difference.
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Huheso Kahama
77 months ago

Thank you all you have donated and we welcome you all to join us to climb for the aim to support small business women in East Africa, Empower women for their development of their family and take their children to school. Welcome in Tanzania. Juma Mwesigwa HUHESO Director. Blessings All.

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Huheso Kahama
77 months ago

Thank you all you have donated and we welcome you all to join us to climb for the aim to support small business women in East Africa, Empower women for their development of their family and take their children to school. Welcome in Tanzania. Juma Mwesigwa HUHESO Director. Blessings All.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Juma Mwesigwa
78 months ago

I am Juma Mwesigwa, Executive Director of HUHESO Foundation in Kahama-Tanzania, I would like to thank all who are donated and still donate for the program of Small business Women empowerment in East Africa. I would like to welcome you all in Tanzania to climb with you on 23rd to 30th September 2012 here in Tanzania. I would like to thank Kay Walten to make this to became true from a Dream we have to make poor family especially Women are supported to make their life change and bring them development. Welcome one, welcome all and join us. Together we can bring changes in the Community.

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Juma Mwesigwa
78 months ago

I am Juma Mwesigwa, Executive Director of HUHESO Foundation in Kahama-Tanzania, I would like to thank all who are donated and still donate for the program of Small business Women empowerment in East Africa. I would like to welcome you all in Tanzania to climb with you on 23rd to 30th September 2012 here in Tanzania. I would like to thank Kay Walten to make this to became true from a Dream we have to make poor family especially Women are supported to make their life change and bring them development. Welcome one, welcome all and join us. Together we can bring changes in the Community.

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Juma Mwesigwa
78 months ago

I am Juma Mwesigwa, Executive Director of HUHESO Foundation in Kahama-Tanzania, I would like to thank all who are donated and still donate for the program of Small business Women empowerment in East Africa. I would like to welcome you all in Tanzania to climb with you on 23rd to 30th September 2012 here in Tanzania. I would like to thank Kay Walten to make this to became true from a Dream we have to make poor family especially Women are supported to make their life change and bring them development. Welcome one, welcome all and join us. Together we can bring changes in the Community.

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Raised by 81 people in 82 months
Created April 2, 2012
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$25
Anonymous
57 months ago
LW
$50
Lori Wegener
57 months ago

Kay you are a great inspiration to all!! Keep up the fabulous work.

RP
$100
Richard/Eileen Pozda
57 months ago
SM
$25
Sherri Musser
61 months ago

In honor of women.

$25
Amy Winn Swanson
63 months ago

You inspire us all...

$200
Anonymous
74 months ago
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$100
TravelDesigned
76 months ago

You go, Kay! As a woman and owner of a small business I MUST support these women in their start up. Someone supported me. It's all paying forward and making a change!

$25
Anonymous
76 months ago
RM
$50
Robyn McBride
76 months ago

you are one of the people I respect the most! you set a fine example for all of us!!! Big hugs, Kay, from your froggy friend

PW
$25
Pat White
76 months ago

Good Luck Kay and safe travels

Huheso Kahama
77 months ago

Thank you all you have donated and we welcome you all to join us to climb for the aim to support small business women in East Africa, Empower women for their development of their family and take their children to school. Welcome in Tanzania. Juma Mwesigwa HUHESO Director. Blessings All.

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Huheso Kahama
77 months ago

Thank you all you have donated and we welcome you all to join us to climb for the aim to support small business women in East Africa, Empower women for their development of their family and take their children to school. Welcome in Tanzania. Juma Mwesigwa HUHESO Director. Blessings All.

+ Read More
Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

+ Read More
Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

+ Read More
Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Christopher Mutisya
78 months ago

Great work by Kay, HUHESO and Kilele Foundation....making a meaningful contribution to the society...women.

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Juma Mwesigwa
78 months ago

I am Juma Mwesigwa, Executive Director of HUHESO Foundation in Kahama-Tanzania, I would like to thank all who are donated and still donate for the program of Small business Women empowerment in East Africa. I would like to welcome you all in Tanzania to climb with you on 23rd to 30th September 2012 here in Tanzania. I would like to thank Kay Walten to make this to became true from a Dream we have to make poor family especially Women are supported to make their life change and bring them development. Welcome one, welcome all and join us. Together we can bring changes in the Community.

+ Read More
Juma Mwesigwa
78 months ago

I am Juma Mwesigwa, Executive Director of HUHESO Foundation in Kahama-Tanzania, I would like to thank all who are donated and still donate for the program of Small business Women empowerment in East Africa. I would like to welcome you all in Tanzania to climb with you on 23rd to 30th September 2012 here in Tanzania. I would like to thank Kay Walten to make this to became true from a Dream we have to make poor family especially Women are supported to make their life change and bring them development. Welcome one, welcome all and join us. Together we can bring changes in the Community.

+ Read More
Juma Mwesigwa
78 months ago

I am Juma Mwesigwa, Executive Director of HUHESO Foundation in Kahama-Tanzania, I would like to thank all who are donated and still donate for the program of Small business Women empowerment in East Africa. I would like to welcome you all in Tanzania to climb with you on 23rd to 30th September 2012 here in Tanzania. I would like to thank Kay Walten to make this to became true from a Dream we have to make poor family especially Women are supported to make their life change and bring them development. Welcome one, welcome all and join us. Together we can bring changes in the Community.

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