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Making the Kiruani community self-reliant with 30 entrepreneurs

Kiruani Town Advisory & Funding Board

FT Kilimanjaro Tanzania
FT Kilimanjaro Tanzania
FTKilimanjaro Tanzania

Rex Vermeulen and Paul Joosten will start a project in 2021 in the Tanzanian village of Kiruani to make the community self-reliant through education, entrepreneurship and cooperation.

Looking for 30 passionate entrepreneurs

Rex and Paul have made a plan and want to find thirty entrepreneurs in the first quarter of 2021 to join this adventure. By becoming a member of the Town Advisory Board, each participant commits to a three-year partnership and contributes funding and knowledge. We help the local experts with our resources, knowledge, skills and experience to make Kiruani in Tanzania a self-supporting community.

Life at the foot of Kilimanjaro

At the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, communities live that show how working together with local business, schools and governments can lead to sustainable change of thinking. And that was desperately needed, because life in this Lower Moshi region is not easy. Tanzania is a developing country. More than 48 million people live there, three quarters of whom have no access to electricity. Many people still suffer from malaria, tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS and many women and children die in childbirth due to poor hygiene and lack of medical assistance during childbirth. The vast majority of people work in agriculture, not because they chose farming, but because they had no other choice. Only 7% of the Tanzanians have a bank account and even fewer have a loan with a real bank.

Paul Joosten

Paul Joosten

Rex Vermeulen

Rex Vermeulen

Collaboration with Net4kids and FT Kilimanjaro

In the communities where Net4kids works in collaboration with the local partner organization, everyone, men and women, young and old, now has access to health care and education. In an environment with opportunities to provide for one's own livelihood in a self-sufficient and sustainable way. Thanks to FT Kilimanjaro, the lifestyle of the residents of now 5 local communities (Mtakuja, Mikocheni, Chemchem, Londoto and Mawala) has changed drastically in the last ten years and they can also provide themselves with food during the 'dry period'.

Mtakuja: a sister community project

In this beautiful documentary (20 min) about the Mtakuja community you can clearly see the impact of the FT Kilimanjaro program.

A few nice results to mention from the Mtakuja community project:

  • A decrease of more than 50% in the number of families that survive on 1 meal a day
  • The number of families that now receive 3 meals a day has increased by 80%
  • The number of young babies with severe malnutrition decreased by 50%
  • 90% of the residents indicates that they are reasonably satisfied with their current financial situation.
  • 89% indicates that Mtakuja is a nicer place to live and live than it was 5 years ago.

Why Kiruani Village?

These beautiful, but also important results of the Mtakuja village, but also in the other villages, are proof that you can pull this region out of poverty in a relatively short time. That is why initiators Rex Vermeulen and Paul Joosten will start in the 'new' village Kiruani to make a difference for the community here too.

Town Advisory Board

As a Town Advisory Board we will learn from the local experts who lead, guide and (help) implement on site. The project is fully managed and implemented locally. Progress, experience and results are shared with the Dutch 'supporters' at various times. And these constituencies in turn have an enormous knowledge and network pool available that is eager to help. And it already does!

We make it an active community that meets twice a year. To network and see and discuss progress. Of course, at these meetings, but also in between, advice, knowledge and, in particular, support can be requested.

All requested assistance is entirely voluntary and will never be made 'mandatory'.

Three 'wallets'

We are looking for 30 participants who can choose from three 'wallets':

  • Mayor - 3 years - € 2,850 per year: All meetings and travel to Tanzania included and mention in all communications.
  • Council - 3 years - € 1,650 per year: including all meetings and sponsor mention.
  • Member - 3 years - € 1,350 per year: buy individual tickets for meetings. Input by mail or telephone.

During an impressive trip to Tanzania, the travelers will experience what works and what does not have to be a solution. With a mission: What are the biggest differences in experience and where are the possibilities to help? Create and present a 'translation program'. What lines should we think and act in order to provide the best possible service to the community in Tanzania? One of the greatest achievements for the participants is the awareness of how a 'self-supporting' community is set up and guided in a country like Tanzania.

Updates from FT Kilimanjaro

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