full-time live-in staff
Acres of land
Community that has become a family
for 12 children
How Can I Help?
We welcome anyone interested to visit the KKC and see this amazing, flourishing community. Our new guest quarters now make it possible for visitors to stay on-site and fully experience life at the KKC. Our sister company World Wide Trekking, offers many trips to Tanzania that include visits and volunteer projects at the KKC.
There is always more to do and improvements to be made at the KKC! Whether you have a specific project you’d like to offer your expertise for or you’d like to join whatever current projects we are working on, we’re always thrilled to have eager volunteers!
Monetary donations are crucial to this project, as they help cover the costs of food, school tuition, supplies for the children, maintenance, upkeep, and salaries for the staff.
It is very important to us that we set up our children for success and a bright future. If you’d like to sponsor a child and help with their needs such as new clothes, shoes, and funds for college please contact us.
The Kilimanjaro Kids Community, KKC for short, is HOP’s proudest achievement. Since 2008, 12 beautiful Tanzanian Children have been growing up in our ever-expanding home. After a series of difficulties while attempting to bring positive change in the community surrounding Kilimanjaro, Dean Cardinale (HOP’s Founder), decided to take matters into his own hands and purchase a piece of land to develop an orphanage. What was an empty 4-acre plot of land now houses a complex of buildings which supports the children and staff, who have become a family. We will see these children through higher education and equip them to take advantage of the world of opportunities that awaits them.