Help the kids in the WEHAF daycare

We are Theresia, Ester and Roos working at the WEHAF foundation (Widows Encouragement & HIV/AIDS Foundation) in Arusha, Tanzania. The non-governmental organisation was founded in 2016 by Theresia Mollel and Sylvia George. The two sisters have a passionate mission to empower those affected by HIV/Aids and proceed by helping those-in-need forging better lives for themselves and their families. At WEHAF, we have made it our goal to mobilize, motivate, and advocate for widows, children, and HIV/AIDS victims in the areas of health, social justice, and economic empowerment. For the kids this means that they are supported by getting pre-school education in our daycare after which we try to find them sponsors to attend primary and secondary school as well.
At the moment, there are 45 children aged between two and six years old in the daycare. Therefore, we were delighted WEHAF recently got the opportunity to expand their one room daycare to a proper sized pre-school with three classrooms, a playroom, a room to rest, kitchen and office. After renovating the building and making sure it is a happy place for the children to spend their days, we now need a lot of materials to provide even better care and education.
On the short term, we especially wish to provide our ten most vulnerable children a place to stay at night as well. We do homevisits to the childrens houses to inspect the living conditions and talk with their moms to get a good idea of the problems and needs of the children and the family. Their home situations are so poorly they are damaging for the kids. There is a serious lack of food, clothing and a safe environment. Therefore, their moms often do not see a solution themselves and agree with us helping out. To be able to do this, we need to buy them bunk beds, mattresses, blankets, closets, clothing, food and have money to pay for the salary of a new colleague that will stay the night. We will make the place as good as possible so they will really feel at home!
To reach this goal, we need to fundraise TSh7.385.000,- (Tanzanian Shilling), converted in USD and EUR this is $3170,- and €3000,-. Therefore, we really need your help!
Next to this, we really need extra chairs and tables for learning and activities time, books, pencils and toys for learning and playing, plates, cups, cutlery and kitchen shelves for providing the kids with proper meals. All money donated above our main goal will be spend on these and to save for our long term plan below.
On the long term we are hoping to be able to buy a schoolbus and a piece of land, so WEHAF can have all their projects, for the mums as well as for the children, at the same location and the kids can be brought to school.
Many thanks for considering helping out WEHAF. Your support is greatly appreciated!
On behalf of all the children and the others at WEHAF,
We wish you all the best,
Theresia, Ester and Roos

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Organizer and beneficiary

Roosmarijn Van Noppen
Ester Theuerzeit

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