The Kilimanjaro Climbers

This is a fundraiser to support Tanzanian workers who now find themselves without income as a result of the global pandemic.

This is my friend Hendry - he is one of the most amazing people I know. We have been friends and worked together on community impact projects in Tanzania since 2013.

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Hendry loves Tanzania and is passionate about creating authentic local experiences for people from around the world. Hendry's tours create employment opportunities for local Tanzanian men who would otherwise have difficulty supporting their families.

Hendry is incredibly caring about the people he works with. I saw this first hand when I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with his team in 2017.

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In 2019, Tanzania’s total gross domestic product (GDP) was AU$88 Billion. 17% of this came from travel and tourism.

Tanzania is heavily reliant on people enjoying stunning natural landmarks such as Mt Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and more! Almost 40% of the country’s entire landmass is set aside as protected areas for conservation. Isn’t that amazing!!

Right now, Tanzania is in the middle of what would have been the tourism high season. The shutdown caused by COVID-19 has crippled tourism and meant that hundreds of thousands of Tanzanians have lost their jobs.

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The porters who climb Mt Kilimanjaro for a living are some of Tanzania’s most courageous. With very few tourists able to travel to climb the mountain the community of porters have been out of work for months. Being a porter is high-risk at the best of times. Now, their future is more uncertain than ever.

Please donate to support this amazing group of people. Your contribution will assist these men and their families until they are able to take climbers up Mt Kilimanjaro and tourists on safari.

All funds raised will go directly to the porters, guides and cooks of Afrikabisa Adventures & Safaris.

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Donations

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  • Matthew Ruscigno 
    • $40 
    • 6 mos
  • Oussama Yousfi 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Celine Rand 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Issac Trotts 
    • $200 
    • 7 mos
  • Emma Terry 
    • $90 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Whitney Teluk 
Organizer
Collingwood VIC
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