When we had a dream to start this organization for equality and justice, we had some friends to help us get started. We decided back then that LGBT VOICE Tanzania had to stay independent. We could never be funded by the government or organizations, who might one day try to buy our silence. LGBT VOICE Tanzania is about all of us. We believed then that our power comes from working together and supporting each other to make the dream of LGBT VOICE Tanzania a reality
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
LGBT Voice Tanzania needs to be sustainable because the organization is getting bigger every day. Our dreams are big too - a country where no one has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. But to make it happen, the LGBT Voice Tanzania office team needs to still be here - monitoring the news, making calls to partner organisations across the world, and writing calls to action that unleash the power of this amazing community
How will this project solve this problem?
Will be able to build a huge and powerful community that fights to change a world where people are locked up for who they love, or are frightened to go on a date because skinhead thugs could be waiting. Our growing power will come from all of us working together. That's the only way to build the world we want to.
Potential Long Term Impact
A strong, sophisticated, and vibrant organization meeting the needs, advancing the rights, and celebrating the lives of Gay, Lesbians, bisexual and Transgender people and communities in Tanzania. We will also be able to generate a large and diverse group of informed and generous supporters giving time, energy, and resources to Gay, Lesbians, bisexual and Transgender issues; and educates the public about the nature and impacts of anti-LGBT discrimination.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,162
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $62,838
Total Funding Goal: $73,000