We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public charity working with local community initiatives in Tanzania to bring positive change and life-altering opportunities to vulnerable children, women and families.
Harambee is committed to bringing vulnerable children a more positive alternative than what street life offers. In partnership with local communities we are heeding the call to “defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.”
In Babati, Tanzania we are working with local community members to operate the Manyara Holistic Centre (MAHOCE). MAHOCE currently houses 35 boys & girls who previously lived on the streets or in abusive households working as domestic servants, missing out on basic life opportunities like school, adequate nutrition, safety and security. We are also in the early stages of implementing a farm project which will eventually make MAHOCE entirely self-sustainable.
Thanks to our combined efforts these children now live in a safe and secure environment, have been enrolled in local schools and are having all their other basic needs met such as health care, daily meals, clothing and counseling.
Harambee also addresses root causes which lead children away from their families in surrounding villages to the streets of towns like Babati in hopes of a brighter future. Unfortunately, these hopes are soon dashed and rather than the secure future these children were looking for, they find themselves subject to homelessness, abuse and child labor.
In partnership with the Middletown-Odessa Rotary Club in Delaware, Harambee is now introducing the integrated solar cooking method (ISCM) as a means to empowering women. Using the ISCM reduces dependency on firewood, freeing up time that would otherwise be spent foraging for wood. For some women this is weekly reduction of as many as 12-14hrs. With this newly found free time women have the opportunity to engage in small entrepreneurial ventures which give them some financial independence and strengthen their households and reducing child vulnerability.
Harambee Foundation is open to all people of all creeds, faiths and denominations
and our services are provided to all people regardless of religious preference. We do
provide Christian religious instruction, daily prayer, guidance and worship opportunities but do not require conversion in return for any service our programs provide.
It is our hope that through our good works, Christ like examples, and through an
opportunity to hear the word of God, we may plant a seed that the Spirit may use to
bring others into a relationship with God through the finished work of Jesus Christ.