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Send Fredi to School and Save Mama

540 € of 1 000 € goal

Raised by 12 people in 4 months
My name is Gill and I represent Children's Aid Tanzania , a registered NGO that works to unlock the potential of the children and youths of Moshi in the beautiful Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania.

Fredi's story is all too often familiar, a hardworking Mama fighting to support her children through education under the cloud of an abusive husband who offers no financial support, beats his wife and throws her out to sleep on the street when his belly is full of alcohol. Sending Fredi to school will release his Mama from this abusive home environment.

Fredi's father deserted the family when Fredi was three and didn't return until he was ten. Since his return he has not contributed to the upkeep and care of his children. Mama Fredi works all the hours she can, she strives against all odds to keep Fredi in school, Her wages don't go far but every penny is dedicated to her family.

Fredi's older sister, Sarah, tells her mother's story:

"One day Mama got in an accident and was very sick. Baba (father) knew that but didn't care to support her for treatment or provide food for the family. Mama went back to work while still very sick."


"One day Baba threatened to kill Mama and said he doesn't care if she leaves him. This pains Mama so much but she cannot leave while Fredi still needs her support after school every day."

This fundraiser is to free Mama Fredi, to give her the chance to walk away from this abusive, alcoholic man. This fund aims to send Fredi to a boarding school where he can study and learn and maximise his own potential without waking at nights to hear his mother's scream of pain or having to go to his Father on his knees and beg for his mother to be allowed to sleep in the home and not on the dusty cold night streets.


Fredi is at a critical juncture with his secondary school education just about to start. The four year struggle to get his O levels will need every spare hour to be spent studying. The only boarding option for secondary school is private education and Fredi will need support throughout the four years but today, Children's Aid Tanzania want to start the process and get him out of the family home and into a boarding environment for at least the first year.

Send Fredi to school and release his mother from her abusive husband. Give Mama Fredi the chance to walk away with her daughters and start afresh somewhere far away from the man who threw her and her sisters out onto the dusty street to sleep after they toiled all day to provide a confirmation party for young Fredi, a confirmation party I and another volunteer Laura were honoured to be invited to.



                     FREE MAMA FREDI AND SEND HER                                                 YOUNGEST TO SCHOOL


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Update 4
Posted by Gillian M Sainsbury
2 months ago
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On Monday 20th February 2017 Fredy will join Form I at Northern Highlands Secondary School.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible*. Now we need to ask you all for a final push to gather in the rest of the funds needed. After buying all of his hostel needs and text books* we will need to cover next terms school fees and so again we ask you to share this with friends, workmates, family, clubs, associations and whoever may be help.

No donation* is too small to keep Fredy in boarding school and allow Mama Fredy to finally leave her alcoholic and abusive husband.

€25 will buy half of the text books Fredy needs to have.

No donation is too small.

* receipts for all expenditure available

Nervous waiting results of entrance exam
I am so happy for them both, thank you
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Update 3
Posted by Gillian M Sainsbury
2 months ago
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BUY FREDY HIS BOOKS, UNIFORM OR BEDDING

Exciting news as we start to prepare Fredy to transfer to a private boarding school a full two months ahead of the funds target date. Thank you.

Please see the list below of the day to day needs we need to cover for Fredy to go to school.

Between this campaign and the in country support of a fellow volunteer we have raised two thirds of the overall amount needed and we can secure his place and settle the first installment needed.

This means Fredy will join his fellow students as they start the official national O level curriculum which will be a big benefit to him rather than coming in two months into the study programme.

But we still need to finance Fredy’s school needs as the move to boarding school necessitates day to day things such as bedding, cleaning things (mops, buckets and even a hoe as the children are tasked with keeping the grounds tidy and clear).

Buy Fredy his shirts, trousers, books etc.
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Update 2
Posted by Gillian M Sainsbury
3 months ago
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Hello and thank you everybody,



Total donation through GoFundMe and private cash contributions have broken the half way Mark and we are starting to research schools for Fredy and plans for a new home for Mama.

Wow, what can we all say? No words can possibly express the gratitude.

For me personally when I told the family I hoped to be able to relocate Fredy by Easter my heart sank and I wished the ground would open up and swallow me as it sounded like a pipe dream and one I could never fulfill. But now...


Those of you that have shared the campaign I thank you and those have not as yet, I respectfully ask you to. Those shares are building the momentum.

Together we can make this happen.

No, that's wrong.

Together we WILL make this happen.

With love and thanks,

Gill, Fredy, Mama and Sarah
Children's Aid Tanzania - Unlocking Potential - Building and Fulfilling Dreams

Asante Sana - Thank you very much
Dada - Sister Sarah
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Update 1
Posted by Gillian M Sainsbury
3 months ago
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Heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who have shared, liked, donated and supported this cause. Mama Fredy's release from this life of fear and worry is nearly on the halfway mark with cash donations having been made here in Moshi Tanzania.

Asante Sana, Muchissimo Gracias and just plain Thank You All Very Much xxx
Let's keep that smile going...
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540 € of 1 000 € goal

Raised by 12 people in 4 months
Created December 27, 2016
25 €
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2 months ago
15 €
Mandy Coakley
2 months ago
20 €
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2 months ago
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50 €
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2 months ago
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3 months ago
120 €
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