Feed 600 Children School Lunch in Tanzania

 
$10,429
$9,571
Raised
Remaining
Aug 11, 2011

August 2011 Update

Children at Losinoni school
Children at Losinoni school

Hello to our wonderful AfricAid supporters,

I am so happy to write this update upon arriving in the U.S. after spending 2 weeks in Tanzania in May and June.  It was amazing to witness our programs first-hand and to see them working and making a difference in childrens' lives.

I saw how critical our school lunch program is at Losinoni school.  Losinoni is a rural, Masai primary school where many children walk an hour or more each way to get to school.  When we started the lunch program, attendance increased by 30% and the graduation rate increased by 20% to 98% in five years.  The program is still going strong and, against all odds, this rural, impoverished school continue to graduate students as an unprecendented rate in Tanzania.  Much of it is due to the lunch program.  $25 can feed the entire school, now over 900 students, for a day.  Where else can $25 make such a big difference?

Thank you very much for your generous support.  We are committed to ensuring it goes directly to the Losinoni lunch program and spent wisely.

Asante sana,

Elizabeth Abshire

Executive Director

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $25
  • $125
  • $250
  • $5,000
  • $25
    each month
  • $125
    each month
  • $250
    each month
  • $5,000
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

AfricAid, Inc.

Denver, CO, United States
http://www.africaid.com

Project Leader

Maria Galter

Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Feed 600 Children School Lunch in Tanzania