CHILD AND FAMILY SPONSORING

Tunajali strives to support the families in Materuni Village that urgently require help. Their struggles include lack of money for the basics such as food, uniform and school equipment.

 

Here is an overview of the costs for one child per year:

  • Uniform: 25 USD

  • School equipment (bag, pens, pencils, books, ruler, mathematical sets, etc.): 15 USD

  • Food contribution: 15 USD

They have also a big need for clothes to wear after school and often there is not enough food at home either.

 

We kindly ask you to consider joining our sponsorship programme.

You can pledge any amount, whether that be a one-off amount or monthly/yearly donation. We can spread your donation throughout the community, benefitting all of the children below, or you can opt to sponsor an individual child. You can read each child’s situation in the pages below and why they would love your support.

The team at Tunajali ensure all of your money reaches the children you wish to help. We help and arrange with the purchasing of clothes, school uniform, food and school equipment; delivering them directly to the families.

 

The children you help wish to return their thanks through keeping a dialogue with their sponsors, sending you letters and updates on their goals and achievements.

To sponsor, please get in contact us HERE or donate through our Crowdfunding page which is now LIVE! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/tunajalitanzania

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Cecilia Gadiel

Hello, my name is CeciIia Gadiel Shirima. I am 3 years old and live with my mother and older sister Lilian at Materuni village in Moshi, Kilimanjaro. My mother is a subsistence farmer within the village, meaning she works simply to feed our family. She therefore has no source of income, so we struggle to get by. Your support would allow for me to have my own school uniform (sweater, shirt, skirt, shoes and socks) alongside the school equipment that I need (books, bag, pens, pencil, ruler and crayons). If I could receive your kind help to allow me to start my education, I would be very happy. Ahsante sana!

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Erick Raymond Mmari

Hello, my name is Erick Raymond Mmari and I am 18 years old living in Materuni village. After finishing primary school at Materuni Primary School, I moved to Mruwia Secondary School, graduating with excellent results. I was fortunate to be selected for the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA) in Dar es Salaam, where I will study for three years in order to receive my diploma. I live with my grandparents and being very old they lack the ability to support me financially with further education. Being subsistence farmers, they simply do not earn enough money to fund my college fees, so I am in need of help from a kind person. For one academic year, the costs are: 

  • Food and stationary 690$

  • Tuition fees 460$

  • Accommodation 100$

To receive funding for my tuition fees, accommodation, stationary and meal allowance would be a dream come true. I wish to create a better life for myself and my grandparents and I know education is the key to this. I would be so happy if you could help me to reach my goals. Ahsante sana!

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Irene Chuwa

Hi! My name is Irene Emmanuel Chuwa, a 6 years old girl. I am a kindergarten pupil at Wondo Primary School. I live with my mother at Materuni village near Moshi, Kilimanjaro. My father died when I was 2 weeks old. My mother’s name is Domitila Ivone (37), she is a subsistence farmer at the village who has no any source income since she does farming to feed us. I need support for school uniform (sweater, shirt, skirt, shoes and socks) and also school equipments (books, bags, pen, pencil, ruler and crayons).

I would be very happy if I get your support for my education. This would reduce the burden from my mami.

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Beatrice Castor

Habari! My name is Beatrice Castor and I am 37 years old with 3 children who depend on me. We all live in Materuni village near Moshi, where I work as a subsistence farmer. I desperately need some support for my family as our house is in such bad condition that I worry it could fall down at any moment. I would feel so much safer if I could renovate the house or build a new one to accommodate us, but I currently lack the funds. Your support would allow me to employ a worker to help me rebuild my house and any extra would go to providing facilities inside. We do not have a toilet nor a mattress to sleep on or the warmth of bed sheets and blankets. This is something my lovely children deserve and it saddens me that I cannot provide it for them. Ahsante sana.

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Lilian Gadiel Shirima

Hello, my name is Lilian Gadiel Shirima and I’m 10 years old. I am a Year 4 pupil at Wondo Primary school. I live with my mother and my younger sister Cecilia at Materuni village in Moshi, Kilimanjaro. I know how hard it is for my mother labouring to provide food, so I try to help her at home as much as possible. With no source of income within our family, I want to try and receive a good education as this will determine my future. Receiving your support would allow my mother to worry less and give me the chance to learn and hopefully teach others in the future.

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Mary Castor

Jambo! My name is Mary Castor, I am 4 years old and I go to kindergarten in our village. I live with my mother at Materuni village near Moshi, Kilimanjaro. My mother is a subsistence farmer at the village, allowing her to feed the family. In kindergarten we require a uniform and school equipment to allow us to start learning numbers and letters. I would be so happy to have you as my sponsor and promise to send you lots of drawings!

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Philipo Winifrid Chuwa & Janeth Eliapenda Chuwa 

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Hi! We are cousins Philipo and Janeth. We are 11 years old and attend Year 5 at Wondo Primary School. We live together with our grandmother, Philipo’s father and our mentally disabled aunt in Materuni village near Moshi. They all work as subsistence farmers to feed our family. Our grandma is very old but she’s still working on the field to provide enough food for us. It is very hard for them to pay for our education, even when they know it is very important. We kindly ask for your sponsorship, it would mean the world to us if we could be given the chance to receive a good education.

 

NB./ Janeth’s parents disappeared a couple of years ago and we have no further information about them and Philipo’s mother died when he was very young.

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Irene Emmanuel Chuwa

Hi! My name is Irene Emmanuel Chuwa and I am 6 years old. I am a kindergarten pupil at Wondo Primary School, living with my mother in Materuni village near Moshi, Kilimanjaro. My father died when I was only 2 weeks old so my mother, Domitila Ivone (37) is the only person to look after me. She is a subsistence farmer with no income. Your support would provide me with a school uniform (sweater, shirt, skirt, shoes and socks) and also school equipment (books, bags, pen, pencil, ruler and crayons). I would be very happy to receive your support for my education, reducing the burden on my mami.

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Gloria Evans Lyimo


Mambo! I’m Gloria Evans Lyimo but my family calls me Angel. I am 8 years old and I study at Wondo Primary School in Materuni Village as a Year 3 pupil. I live with my grandparents and my cousin Samwel Lazaro Chuwa in a small house within the village. My mom had me when she was a teenager and although we remain in contact she is now working in Dar es Salaam. She just about earns enough to get by but life there is complicated and she struggles to support me financially. I live with my very loving grandparents as I do not know my father. They are subsistence farmers in our village purely because their age means it is difficult to work elsewhere. It is very hard for them to support me in my education and I really need a new school uniform, school equipment and financial support for the food contribution within school. It would be really nice to receive your sponsorship, meaning my grandparents can worry less about giving me opportunities for the future.

Ahsante Sana!

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Gloria and her grand-father

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Samwel Lazaro Chuwa

 

Jambo! My name is Samwel Lazaro Chuwa and I am a 7 year old student at Wondo Primary School. I live with my grandparents and my cousin Gloria. Prior to becoming pregnant, my mother married a local man, believing they could create a happy family unit. Sadly, not long after my birth she separated from my father because of his alcohol problems that led to many disputes between them. She then disappeared to Dar es Salaam and left me with my grandparents because she thought I would have a better life in the village compared to a life in Dar es Saalam. My grandparents are subsistence farmers and do not earn enough to support my education. Your sponsorship would allow for me to have my own school uniform and contribute to the food bill at school. I would be very happy to receive your support for my education and it would also be a gift for my grandparents who know that education is so important for my life. Ahsante Sana!

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Flora Fredrick Shirima (17)
 

Habari! My name is Flora Fredrick Shirima and I am 17 years old. I live in Materuni village together with my grandmother. I was sadly abandoned following my birth, when my parents realised that I was disabled – I am both mentally and physically disabled. I am not able to eat, drink, go to school or even go to toilet by myself. This means I am always in our house, either in my bed or in my wheelchair. I am very fortunate to have a wheelchair but this cannot be used outside the house because the paths and streets in the village are not suitable.

 

As a result of my situation, I am dependent upon the support of my grandmother in every situation of life. It is very important to stretch my arms and legs every day but it is very painful, so I need to access physiotherapy in order to train my body posture and musculature. I also require daily medication, diapers and food at home. The food comes from our small garden, but the other essentials are hard to obtain as my grandmother lacks the money. She is not able to work due to caring for me daily yet the bills remain the same:

· Food for a month: $15

· Medicine for a month: $5

· Diapers for a month: $15

· Physiotherapy for a month: $35

 

With your support, we hope to be able to get by. Please help us if you can. Ahsante sana!

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Junior Steven Herman

Jambo! My name is Junior Steven Herman and I am 6 years old. I attend Year 1 at Kirunda Primary School in Materuni village. I am 1 of the top 3 students in our class and I aim to become a soldier when I grow up! I live with my relative Winifrida and my grandparents, as my parents disappeared and have no interest in my life. My grandparents sell bananas to provide a small income to support our family. I know the importance of education, it is vital if I want to get the job I hope for. I would be really happy to receive your support and in return will keep you updated on my progression to becoming a soldier. Ahsante sana!

Winifrida Sadikieli Shirima 
 

Mambo! My name is Winifrida Sadikieli Shirima and I am 8 years old. I am a Year 2 pupil at Kirunda Primary School. I live together with my relative Junior and his grandparents in Materuni village, Kilimanjaro. My parents disappeared a couple years ago and they do not care about me. I know it is not easy for Junior’s grandparents to take care of us both whilst also supporting our education. I am very thankful that they gave me the chance to live with them and I hope to repay them in the future. My goal is to attend university and graduate as a doctor. A good education is therefore the most important thing for me. I would be delighted to have your sponsorship. Ahsante sana!

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Noela Christian Mchau 
 

Habari! My name is Noela Christian Mchau. I am 5 years old and a kindergarten pupil at Kirunda Primary School in Materuni village. I live together with my great grandparents in our small house. My mother became pregnant when she was a teenager and could not take care of me by herself. Luckily I have my great grandparents who take care of me very lovingly. They are however too old to work on the farm, so we are reliant on the small quantity of food available from the garden. Your sponsorship would assist with our nutrition at home and also contribute towards my education. It would mean the world to me if you could donate a small amount of money. Ahsante sana!

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Josephat Valentin Akaro 
 

Mambo! I’m Josephat Valentin Akaro but my friends call me Wada. I am 12 years old and attend Year 6 at Wondo Primary School. My dream is to become a professional football player! I live in Materuni village together with my mother Stella. My father sadly died of cancer in 2016.

 

My mother has a small garden at home that supports our daily meal requirements but often it is not really enough. My biggest needs are better nutrition at home, good clothes and shoes for church and home wear. I would also love some books on exercise science and a school uniform would be fantastic. Would you like to sponsor me? This would make me very happy! Ahsante Sana!

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