Tanzania

Music for Mondo

On Saturday 16th February 2019, we are delighted to host a special evening “Music for Mondo. Held in the intimate surroundings of St Michael’s Chester Square, Central London, this unique evening brings together superb classical musicians to perform in support of the charity. See map Restricted to just 80 guests, the evening will provide both supporters and new friends of Mondo the chance to celebrate the work which the charity has been pioneering in some of the poorest parts...

Standing On My Own Two Feet

At the end of 2017, experienced social researcher,  Sherrelle Parke volunteered to travel to Tanzania (at her own expense) and undertake a 3 week impact assessment of  Mondo’s Grants and Loans Programme. Whilst she was in Tanzania, Sherrelle spent quality time conducting in-depth interviews with 47 recipients; visiting women in their homes, at local cafes and at their places of work in 10 locations across Moshi and Arusha, Northern Tanzania. The comprehensive 20 page report summarised a number of very important findings,...

Being Inspired In Kwa Iddi – Part 2

We join Rosemary, our local monitoring and liaison officer, on her visit to Kwa Iddi, a township not far from the hustle and bustle of Arusha, as she’s sees the impact our small grants and loans programme for women with HIV has had on recipients. If you missed Rosemary’s first blog on her visit, you can catch up here! We move on to meet Janeth Jacob who is at home.  She rents a room near the main road where she lives...

Being Inspired In Kwa Iddi – Part 1

We join Rosemary, our local monitoring and liaison officer, on her visit to Kwa Iddi, a township not far from the hustle and bustle of Arusha, as she’s sees the impact our small grants and loans programme for women with HIV has had on recipients. From the rice paddies of Masaranga, to the cabbage fields of Olmiringiringa from the kiosks of Ngaramtoni to the bustling market of Kwa Sadalah – I spend several days a month together with either Erneth or Glory,...

International Women’s Day 2017

As people all over the world start show that they are Being Bold For Change, we wanted to reflect on how our projects change the lives of hundreds of girls and women in Nepal, NE India and Tanzania. Take a look at some of our exciting projects which help empower girls and support women to build a better future. Our flagship HIV grants and loans programme has given widows living with HIV in the areas around Arusha and Moshi in Tanzania...

Update On Tanzania Grants Project – Mary’s Story

Mondo’s grants and loans programme continues to change the lives of HIV positive women in Northern Tanzania by giving them the chance to set up and run their own small businesses. Initially, the women receive a two day training course and a grant to help them buy the equipment necessary to get started. They are then supported on a weekly basis by Mondo staff to ensure that their enterprise is successful.  One year on, they can access a low interest loan...

CEO Visits Tanzania – Part 6: The Adventure Ends

Read the final blog from our CEO’s visit to Tanzania. If you’ve missed the earlier blogs, catch up on Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 and Part 5. A day in Arusha to catch up.  The most urgent task has been to interview another candidate for the Liaison Officer job, Rosemary, and I think we have found what we are looking for!  I invited her to join us at the team meeting this morning, which proved a great success....

CEO Visits Tanzania – Part 5: Smiles In Pasua

Our CEO continued his visit to Tanzania, moving finally to visit more grant and loan recipients in Pasua. If you’ve missed the earlier blogs, catch up on Part 1Part 2 , Part 3 and Part 4. We set off early with Mama Glory to visit the Pasua region, where our first call was with Nia, a lady who is totally unique in the Mondo scheme in that she makes bricks!  I first met her back in 2009 and we were so...

CEO Visits Tanzania – Part 4: Onwards To Moshi

Our CEO continued his visit to Tanzania, shifting his focus to our second wide area of operations, Moshi. If you’ve missed the earlier blogs, catch up on Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3. We left early from Arusha to start a two day visit to Moshi, our largest centre of grant recipients. First stop was Boma N’gombe where we embarked upon a two mile hike into the hinterland with our local manager, Mama Glory.  Boma N’gombe is actually the busiest...

CEO Visits Tanzania – Part 3: A Day In The Markets of USA River

Our CEO continued his visit to Tanzania, this time heading to the markets to meet more of our grant and loan recipients. If you’ve missed the earlier blogs, catch up on Part 1 and Part 2. Today we are in Usa River, a flourishing township 30 miles east of Arusha on the Moshi road.  Usa River is hugely spread out and a long dusty road stretches as far as the eye can see. Scattered dwellings are thrown together on...