James holding a poster to show his stance
We would like to sincerely thank you for your generous support to LGBT Voice Tanzania, through your support we were able to raise about $30,963 from March 2014 to February 2016.
Here is how the money raised was spent:
1. Organizational running expenses:
a) We were able to pay office rent from 1st April 2014 to 30th December 2015 @ 600 x 21 months = $12,600
b) We were able to pay Water bills @ $25 x 21 monts = $525
c) We manged to pay Electricity bills @ $50 x 21 months = $1,050
d) We Telephone @ $ 100 21 months =$2,100
e) Broadband Internet @ $120 x 21 months = $2520
f) Stationary lumpsum @ $241
g) Also covered bank charges @ 19.23 x 21 months = $ 403.83
h) Purcharsed 1 office desk @ $400
2. Ensuring Equal Rights project:
We designed and implement a project called Ensuring Equal Rights activities
a) We conducted advocacy workshops and awareness seminars @ $8,695.17
LGBT Voice spent hire a lawyer @ $ 5,000 but only $2450 was raised on this site and $2,450 was raise through our website
It is evident that your support helped LGBT voice become more visible and efficient serving more than 500 LGBT individuals, our project Ensuring Equal Rights was very successful.
Through this project we managed to produce a report that was submited to the Universal periodic Review and now we are engaged in the review process our staff member will be meeting and breifing diplomats from Permanent Missions in Geneva about the human rights situation in Tanzania, and thus influence the content of our statements and recommendations made in the submission.
We are officially clossing this campaign this Month but you can still support our organization through other campaigns.
Thanks for all the support.
A comment from Baina a civil society leader in Tanzania
"I had an opportunity to meet LGBT people who are educated and learned from them during this training, I was totally wrong about you guys and now understand that we are all equal regardless of our sex orientation, I promise to work hand in had with you and make sure there is no discriminative law that will suppress the rights of LGBT in this country, please print books and reports and I personally will distribute them to my network"