There I was in a very difficult time again. I applied for shelter because I was still sick and needed regular medical attention. While at the Salvation Army homeless shelters for women, I began to develop my skills, I obtained job training, and waited for answers to my application to work at Seattle Goodwill Store . My heartfelt thanks goes to Goodwill for building me up and helping me strengthen my job skills over that terrible period. I was ready to fight for a new livelihood in the United states. My immigration papers were accepted and I am now a full US citizen. I was allowed to bring my children not long after being employed by Goodwill, but suddenly I lost the father of my children who could have been saved with good medical attention.
I now work at Hopelink as a bus driver, an opportunity rarely available for women in Africa. In 2015, I started the Asha Foundation to support and provide basic needs such as food items, second-hand shoes and clothing, and medication to orphanage, people with albinism, and other vulnerable or disabled groups in Africa. I am currently helping a more than 500 children in various parts of Tanzania and cover places such as Bagamoyo, Kigamboni, and Mwandege in Dar esSalaam, and Tumbatu in Zanzibar. In partnership with the Zanzibar AIDS Association and Support of Orphans (Zaso)which has 1200 children.
The Asha Foundation also supports families, orphans, and children with HIV-Aids who are usually neglected in the society. I currently provide the basic items to these groups such , school supply's, shoes, clothes , hygiene supplies, and special creams for people with albinism. I am asking for your help to continue this goal and sustain this empowered project. If you know other people who might be willing to extend their support or share their advice for such a purpose. . email at: [email redacted] and I am also on Linkedin
Your donations of any size will go directly to the children of my country, as well as helping me pay for the shipping of various supplies/donated goods to the isolated villages and towns of Tanzania.
(DISCLAIMER: The Asha foundation is not yet a 5O1C3 non-profit Organization; it is my hope and dream that through your support and others the Asha foundation will become a reality)
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