Written by: Kathy Dalsaso
Zara Tanzania Charity, created by Zara Tours owner Zainab Ansell is a non-government organization established since June 2009 under non-government organization act 2002 section 12(2) of act no.24 Zara charity plays a vital role enhancing community economic development especially by supporting vulnerable groups in the community such as orphans, maasai women group, and porters who climb mount Kilimanjaro and Meru through various community project as follows:
The following are projects supported by Zara charity
- Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society (MKPS)
- Ngorongoro marathon project
- Kilimanjaro orphanage center
- Maasai women group
MOUNT KILIMANJARO PORTERS SOCIETY
This project aims to support porters who climb mount Kilimanjaro and Meru as most porters are low income earners and they have low or no education at all so the project aims at improving living and working condition of those porters especially to provide education such as diseases education eg. MALARIA and HIV/AIDS, financial management education, mountain sickness education environmental conservation education, English classes etc. so as to improve their life in general.
NGORONGORO MARATHON POJECT
This project involves running with the aim of educating the community about malaria diseases so that the community becomes aware on the causes, symptoms, effects, prevention and cure of the disease so that the community become aware on how to protect themselves from malaria disease
KILIMANJARO ORPHANAGE CENTER
This project is supported by Zara charity which aims at supporting orphans within the local community so that they can obtain their basic needs such as food, shelter, clothes as well as education so as to improve living condition of those children in the center
MAASAI WOMEN GROUP
Is the project aims at supporting maasai women so as to liberate them from their traditional beliefs which is based on opression, exploitation and elimination of women within their society so we employ them, we educate them on their roles, rights and responsibilities as women from family level, community level as well as national level as we know that women play a vital role to enhance community economic development in any community
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Zara Tours, founded in 1987, is currently the No. 1 Kilimanjaro outfitter in Tanzania and one of the largest safari operators in the country. They are proud to be recognized as one of the best operators in the region with a reputation for providing an exceptional, unforgettable, and safe experience, Zara owns and operates two hotels, four wild camps, and a fleet of Land Rovers, with 15% of all revenue given directly to Zara Charities which operates a school and orphanage, and supports their guides and porters with a salary, courses, and equipment. Visit our web site to learn more about Zara's awards and their charity programs.