Meeting Needs helps young talent to prosper in Tanzania
In 2019, event industry charity, Meeting Needs, raised funds for the Tanzania-based charity, Street Children Iringa.
Street Children Iringa is a small UK-registered charity, set up by Letty McMaster who first visited Tanzania in 2013 and went on to set up her own facility to care for children with nowhere safe to live.
The charity currently homes 11 children and youths who have spent most of their lives on the streets and helps to provide support for struggling families.
The grant made by Meeting Needs 2019 was used to purchase two Tuk Tuks for Street Children Iringa. These are used to generate income for the home through a taxi service. Since purchasing the two Tuk Tuks in March and May 2019, they have generated nearly £3,000 of additional income for the home.
This has allowed Street Children Iringa to take in two more children, Fred and Eliah, who are now studying at local primary schools.
During Meeting Needs’ trip to Tanzania in 2019, they purchased Fred a pair of football boots from the local market. A year on, Street Children Iringa has revealed that Fred has been accepted into one of the top youth football teams in Tanzania.
The donation also helped to support Eva who ran away from her village in 2009 in order to escape child marriage and FGM. The charity also revealed that she has just been elected to work at the local university as an assistant programme coordinator.
Meeting Needs continues to fundraise for a variety of different social enterprises and charities around the world, including Kenyan-based Glad’s House, UK-based Happy Days, and Zambian-based Cecily’s Fund.
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