Tanzania

About HOP

We aim to empower communities through humanitarian support of individuals and groups, mainly youth and youth populations, where our parent company, World Wide Trekking (WWTrek) travels. As an organization that takes people trekking around the globe, WWTrek responds to a felt social obligation to give back to local communities that struggle with basic human needs. Our mission revolves around creating relationships with local people, establishing trust, patiently discovering their needs, and offering our support.

HOP's History in Tanzania

2007

HOP receives 501(c)(3) status, and donates medical supplies to the Usa River Medical Clinic.

2008

With the help of adventurous World Wide Trekking guests, medical supplies are again delivered to Usa River Medical Clinic. HOP donates hygiene supplies to Mama Lucy Orphanage. We sadly discover corruption that discourages future donations, so instead take initiative to start an independent program that will support orphans.

2009

HOP purchases land for the future site of the Kilimanjaro Kids Community (KKC). Volunteers build a corral and purchase two cows for the Kilimanjaro Children’s Joy Foundation.

2010

Progress is made at the KKC with the help of a student leadership group. Construction of the pavilion, dormitories, guest toilet facilities, and the kitchen storage area (initially used as the temporary kitchen) provided jobs to local men in need of work.

2011

HOP teams up with the Moran Eye Center to provide cataract intervention surgery in Tanzania. Building progress continues at the KKC.

2012

With government approval, the HOP Kilimanjaro Kids Community opens its doors to 12 children and several staff members, and begins to shape into a family.

2013

Cow project is started at KKC to provide extra milk and income. Construction of a water tower is completed. The children begin receiving tutoring to prepare them for private school. Gardens and livestock flourish, and the community becomes increasingly self-sustaining.

2014

The children are accepted into private school. Improvements on the learning center, kitchen, and storage room begin. A Land Cruiser is purchased for the HOP KKC for safe school transportation.

2015

HOP and Goal Zero collaborate to bring solar power to the KKC. The Rainwater Harvesting Project begins, allowing the KKC to collect and store water, in order to reduce long term operational utility costs. The playground and chicken coop are fixed up, and a dining table is built.

2016

The kids at the KKC receive bikes and a new bike path. A new staff house, a welcome center, proper roofing, new cubbies for kids’ dorms, and an extension on the dining room are all completed. HOP funds school lunches for 700 students at Makuyuni Primary School. In addition, HOP provides start-up funding to the Mama Na M’toto Women’s Empowerment Group for a batik clothing business and office space.

2017

KKC kids and staff receive full medical exams, and construction begins on the new Guest House. HOP continues to fund daily lunches at Makuyuni Primary School, helping increase their attendance to over 900 students. The Mama Na M’Toto Women’s Empowerment Group increases their business and approaches self-sufficiency.

2018

KKC initiated a tree planting project, where each child planted and continues to care for a fruit tree. HOP installed an educational content device called RACHEL in KKC’s learning center. The Guest House is completed, allowing volunteers and guests to stay in comfort as part of the community.

2019

KKC welcomed the opportunity to receive three new children. A fish pond is added to increase self-sufficiency. Two of the oldest children, who have been with KKC from the beginning, passed their exams for entry into secondary school with flying colors! HOP continues providing lunches to Makuyuni Primary School and their attendance surpasses 1000 students.

2020

Tourism, the number one source of economy in Tanzania, is severely down as the world grapples with a global pandemic. As things escalated worldwide, we were in the midst of completing projects, which we steadfastly continued, while taking on new programs due to a need during the pandemic. We erected wash basins next to every classroom at Makuyuni Primary School, as well as completed the dining pavilion so kids can eat lunch sheltered from the hot sun and pouring rain.
Kilimaniaro Community Kids

Makuyuni School Lunch

Cataract Intervention Clinics

Women’s Empowerment 

Bima’s Rice & Beans Co.