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The Tanzanian Children's Fund

After climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and falling in love with the country and its people, in 1998 India Howell moved permanently to Tanzania to manage a lodge for a safari company. Through her work with the surrounding community, India recognized the growing number of orphans and at-risk children living in poverty and felt compelled to take action. In 2004, she partnered with Peter Leon Mmassy to create a loving and permanent home for 17 orphaned children.


With the help of our supporters and the Tanzanian community, that single house has expanded to become a Children’s Village for 100 children and a thriving community-based organization providing free healthcare, primary and secondary education, and Microfinance loans and training to the residents of Oldeani Ward.

Other Ways You Can Help

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  • Visit and volunteer on your next vacation!

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