September 7, 2009
I am a 60 year old woman from Canada who is fortunate to have so many young, idealistic girls and women in Tanzania who are my friends. This is the result of a chance trip I made to Tanzania to go on safari in 1998. I thought it was a "once in a lifetime trip" but seeds were planted and I was continually drawn to return to two small villages in the north - Longido and Kimokouwa. So many girls asking for educational sponsorship and women requesting micro-finance loans resulted in my co-founding an NGO named Project TEMBO in 2004. My life has never been richer or held such meaning.