The Catholic community from St Raphael's parish in the Stuttgart, Germany region is planning a missions trip to Arusha, Tanzania to answer God's call of serving communities in need. During our trip, we will be staying at Spiritan Missionary Seminary, and volunteering with multiple organizations.
We are collecting money for the following donations:
- Water Filtration systems for the Masaai community in Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area
- Materials to build a pig enclosure and paint murals at the Canaan Children's Center
Medicine and First Aid supplies for Arusha Archdiocese health clinics
- Clothing (jackets, sweaters, school uniforms, socks & shoes) for Canaan Children's Center
- Technology to build a computer lab for the Spiritan Missionary Seminary Community
Please read below for more information about the organizations we will be supporting in Arusha and the wonderful work they are already doing in the surrounding communities.
We believe that God will work in us and through us on this trip, and we ask for your prayers to help us bring Christ's message to Africa.
Please prayerfully consider a financial contribution to support our donations to the communities in need.100% of all proceeds will go directly toward donations for those in need in Arusha and surrounding communities
. All travel expenses (flights, lodging, food, transportation) are being paid out-of-pocket by each trip participant.
Thanks in advance for the prayers and support!
The Canaan Children's Center
is a safe and welcoming home to children orphaned by AIDS and other vulnerable children in Arusha, Tanzania. The center was established by the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha in the year 2013 and is entirely dependent on private donations. The center provides quality care for 40+ children ranging in age from four to sixteen years old, including a balanced diet, education, clothing, health insurance, social work, and therapy.
"We aspire to provide the best possible care that will give our children a chance in life. We intend to give hope to the hopeless. We intend to give back life to those who thought they had lost it, in the spirit of the gospel, where Jesus said, I came to give life - life in all its fullness." - Dr. Alex Victor Lengeju, Canaan Children's Center Executive DirectorClick here to see more in a video message from Canaan Children's Center!
---------------------------Arusha Archdiocesan Integrated Development and Relief Office (AAIDRO)
is a non- profit church organization, entrusted with empowering the marginalized and promoting sustainable development among the communities in the Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha. AAIDRO runs various health, education, and community development programs - including health clinics, flying medical missions, educational services from preschool through secondary schools, seminaries, food security and nutritional improvement, organic farming, water sanitation, and more.
---------------------------Safe Water Now
is a U.S. non-profit providing expertise, services, and resources to solve the problem of unsafe drinking water in Tanzania. For only $40 per filter, Safe Water Now provides an effective household water treatment solution, producing sufficient safe drinking water for a family in Tanzania for 5 years.
The Spiritan Missionary Seminary
in Arusha, Tanzania provides the first phase of academic training for missionary, priestly and religious formation. Rooted in the African reality, it fosters a wide, critical, and a global perspective on life as the students live and study in a multicultural environment.