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Closed 07/06/2019

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    Weʼve raised £9,000 to help Jamii Sawa build a new classroom in Nkukai School in Mambo, Tanzania

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 7th June 2019

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    In early 2018 I was travelling in Tanzania and made it up to Mambo, a remote part of the stunning Usambara mountains, where I met Hoza, Ally and Juma from Jamii Sawa, a small NGO who do an incredible job in the region running projects ranging from free computer classes to training midwives and nurses (the nearest clinic is a 2 hour drive away). One problem up here is family planning. It's common for a man to have a number of wives, each running her own household, and many men aren't able to provide for their children or send them all to school, and the schools can't cater for all the children in the area.

    I was touched to my core hearing their stories about the work they do, and decided to start a school renovation project with them, which I sponsored myself. The aim was to refurbish in total 10 classrooms in four different schools. I stayed a few weeks to assist with the project planning and get it off the ground. After I left, Hoza, Ally and Juma persevered through battles with local politics, heavy rain, land slides etc etc and the project was finally completed- to budget!- in August. Photos and info here

    Our next project is to built a new classroom in Nkukai primary school, where currently 90 student squeeze into each classroom and about 100 children have to sit outside due to lack of space. The school is located at the top of a mountain, so is particularly difficult to reach, and there is no running water, so water for the cement mixing will have to be brought up the hill in tanks. For this project we need a larger budget than previously, which is why I'm turning to you. Should you feel moved to help, and be able to, ANY contribution would be much appreciated and every penny donated will go directly and uniquely to the project. As soon as we have the necessary funds I will travel back to Mambo (at my own expense!) and get the project started. My hope is to have the classroom ready before the rain starts in April and makes the work a lot more challenging.

    On completion of the project, each donor will receive a photo of the new classroom with a personal greeting from us involved, as well as our immense, eternal gratitude of course!

    Please share this with anyone you know who might be interested in getting involved.

    Thank you for your time!




    • Malin Lindholm1 year ago
      Malin Lindholm

      Malin Lindholm

      1 year ago

      Dear donors, Just wanted to share the good news that the work has now started in Mambo, and this is all thanks to your generosity! It's currently raining, and will do so for the next month. there are limits to what can be done during this period, since we don't want to risk any walls to be flushed away, but they have started to gather stones and other building materials, and are building a temporary shed to store tools etc. Watch this space for updates!

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    • Malin Lindholm1 year ago
      Malin Lindholm

      Malin Lindholm

      1 year ago
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      Looks like there's still a chance we get the classroom built before the rain season!!! THANK YOU everyone who's contributed! PLEASE SHARE and help us raise the remaining 30% ! <3

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    • Hans Hemmingsson

      Hans Hemmingsson

      Feb 27, 2019


    • Anonymous


      Feb 26, 2019

    • Rebecca Hodgson

      Rebecca Hodgson

      Feb 1, 2019

      Amazing work, Malin. Keep going! Rebecca x


    • Anonymous


      Jan 27, 2019

      Hi Malin, thanks for bring this wonderful opportunity to help. Your actions inspire me. Hope to see you again.


    • Kristin Rathje.

      Kristin Rathje.

      Jan 18, 2019

      Wonderful project. Good luck with the completion.


    • Samantha Whates

      Samantha Whates

      Jan 18, 2019

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    • Matt Evans

      Matt Evans

      Jan 17, 2019

      Good luck!


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    Malin Lindholm

    Malin Lindholm

    London, UK

    I'm a white, privileged woman who lives in London and works in film. I have a home with a roof, I rarely go hungry (unless I choose to) and I can afford to buy the clothes I need (and want). In my daily life I contribute with very little to those in need. I also travel.

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