Houses for Health - Tanzania


   - Minneapolis, MN 10/7/2018: Stephanie Zillmer/Britt Winek Twin Cities Marathon
   - NYC, NY 10/17/2018: Lindsey Higgin's 1 Year in NYC/Birthday Fundraiser

For the very poor of Tanzania, poverty leads to bad health and bad health leads to poverty. We are finding that some of these people are living in such substandard housing (even by Tanzanian standards) that their health and even their lives are further threatened. 


To address this need, the Houses for Health program was established to build homes for those with severe health problems that are further threatened by their seriously substandard living situation. 

The houses are very modest, two-room homes that provide a better quality of living through protection from the elements.  The houses  are built using 100% local labor and 99+% local materials - a  boost to the local economy.  Depending on the site and the weather, a house can be built in as few as 5 or 6 weeks.


One hundred percent of your donation goes to build houses. The cost for building a House for Health is approximately $3,500 - this tax deductible gift provides an opportunity to give a gift that keeps on giving through giving the promise of better health. When you contribute to Houses for Health, you can count on seeing and hearing about the families you are assisting, along with pictures of their old and new home.

Asante sana,
Stephanie and Linsey

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Jennissa Barker 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $35 
    • 36 mos
  • Dave Zillmer 
    • $80 
    • 36 mos
  • John Zillmer 
    • $3,000 
    • 36 mos
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Fundraising team: Houses for Health - MN/NYC (2)

Stephanie Zillmer 
Raised $3,200 from 4 donations
Minneapolis, MN
Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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Lindsey Higgins 
Team member
Raised $35 from 1 donation
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