view towards Kilimanjaro from terrace of Kindoroko Hotel

  White Orange Youth Centre
Majengo across from Majengo Secondary School.
White Orange Youth is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization at grassroots level. It is made up of domestic and international volunteers who believe that empowered youth can work together to eliminate HIV/AIDS. Contributions are used to support programs which include providing HIV/AIDS and life skills information to youth, empowering youth to be peer educators, and encouraging them to work with local community members, other NGO's and government leaders. Volunteers are most welcome. Karibu sana!
  Mkombozi Centre for Street Children
Mkombozi (meaning "liberator, emancipator" in Swahili) works to help Tanzania's street children through housing, education, research, advocacy and outreach. Initially established in 1997 as a live-in residential center and safe haven for street children in Moshi, Mkombozi has expanded its vision and mandate significantly over the years. In addition to working with children already on the streets, Mkombozi works to end the abuse and neglect of children, and to ensure that children's dignity and rights are recognized. It strives to identify opportunities for intervention before a child migrates to the street. Volunteers, visitors and donations very welcome.

TAFCOM (Tanzanian Organization Facilitating Community Development Projects) is a registered
non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been working in Tanzania since 2005. Our principle goal is to initiate, facilitate and promote initiatives with a focus on poverty alleviation and human rights. Working in close partnership with our community, TAFCOM aims to foster opportunities for development with long term sustainability.

  Amani Childrens Home
Amani, which means "peace" in Swahili, is home to nearly 100 orphans and street-children, boys and girls of all ages. Amani is a small, non-profit NGO rescuing children from homelessness and reuniting them with their families whenever possible. Contributions are used to feed, clothe, and educate the kids. Visitors are welcome in the afternoons.

Village Education Project Kilimanjaro
The For many children in the villages around Kilimanjaro, primary education is the only form of education they will receive. Therefore, their primary education is vital for their foundation in life. The Village Education Project Kilimanjaro (VEPK) has been working with the local District Education Office since 1994 to improve the physical infrastructure of the school, assist English teaching and provide books and equipment. The Project has also set up a Vocational Training School to teach children skills to enable them to earn a living, and a Computer Centre to provide courses for adults and children.

The craft shop and cafe at Marangu Mtoni sells crafts made by the students at the Vocational Training School, as well as other local crafts. The shop and the cafe are located on the edge of a valley with the river Una running below. There is balcony seating where you can enjoy snacks and refreshments. Next to the shop, two traditional Chagga Huts have been built to show how the Chagga tribe used to live. All proceeds from the Craft Shop and Cafe supports the project's activities.


Mkombozi Vocational Training Centre
The centre strives to empower youths and adults, to assess their needs and develop problem solving skills related to some of the following areas: poverty alleviation; reduction of communicable diseases; human rights awareness; reduction of women's workload; use of simple technologies and sustainability in the community. Programs are offered in areas of vocational training; skill sharing and problem solving among adult women; empowerment of out-of-school-youth to solve their problems, self employment; health education for the Pasua community on reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and STD's.

  Childreach International Tanzania
Childreach International Tanzania works with Government Primary Schools and local communities within rural Tanzania and has been implementing initiatives to help increase access to quality education, health and child protection. Todate, Childreach has worked in Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga and Manyara regions. Our country office in Moshi opened in April 2009. Since its start up, Childreach International Tanzania has implemented several projects including School Improvements,
School Farming , Vocational Training Centres, Environmental Programmes and ‘My School My Voice’. Childreach International Tanzania has also partnered with local grassroots organisations to implement projects around School Health and Child Rights and Protection. Childreach International has formed lifelong relationships with the communities where we implement our projects, and work in close collaboration with the Village, District and Regional Administration in the areas where we operate.
  Moshi Chapel Children's Centre
Near Moshi Club, as going if to the International School but without turning right onto Lema Road. Children's home with outpatients hostel for KCMC patients relatives.
  Rafiki Village operated by Rafiki Foundation Inc.
Located 10 mins west of Moshi, on the Arusha Road at the Machame turn off. The Rafiki Village is one of ten operated across Africa. In their village they raise and educate 160 Tanzanian orphaned or vulnerable children, teach vocational skills to 120 teenaged girls and boys, and conduct quarterly medical clinics for the surrounding area. If you are interested in helping please contact them via above details - help is always welcome.

Kilimanjaro Youth Organisation (YOJEG) at M.V.T.C, Sukai Ward/BomaMbuzi Street.
Tel: 0754025233 or Email:
YOJEG is an umbrella organisation for Kilimanjaro youth groups involved in education, training and employment of youth. Lobbying and advocacy initiatives with the government on youth-related issues.

  Upendo Welfare Centre - Emma Grocery Road, Shanty Town
Also known as Kishari Boy's Home.
  Pamoja Tunaweza Women's Center P.O Box 8434, Moshi
Pamoja Tunaweza Women's Center opened for clients in the beginning of November 2007, we are a staff ompiled of health and social workers. Our focus is to provide support to marginalized women and their children suffering from gender based violence or being victims of HIV. We are in partnership with KWIECO (offering legal services),
cooperating with other NGO's in the region and the Social Welfare to assess the needy. At our center we provide individual and group counseling, education on various aspects; such as HIV/AIDS and gender issues. We also provide free HIV testing and counselling at our center for men and women, with strict confidentiality.
  Kwieco Women's Information Centre, Kawawa Street,
This organisation offers legal advice and counselling to people, who are unable to afford it.
  Moyo Mmoja Women's Center
Email:, Training centre for women without husbands.
  NAFGEM (Network against Female Genital Mutilation)
NAFGEM designs and provides sensitisation, awareness and education programs to grassroots communities and provides workshops with the aim of eradicating female genital mutilation. NAFGEM works collaboratively with other anti FGM organisations to collect data, exchange information and resources, and to advocate for the eradication of other harmful traditions against women.

TUSONGE CED, Mafuta Street (Internal Printers), Moshi. email:
Empowering marginalized groups, forge strategic partnership with some existing alliances like LGAs, CBOs, NGOs and FBOs in a view to offer participatory capacity building on community economic development issues. Mainstream HIV/AIDS, human rights and leadership skills to women entrepreneurs. Identify and develop Action Research processes which will promote joint understanding of the REAL community needs.

  Women Education & Economic Centre (WEECE)
On the KCMC Road, near Sokoine Primary School. WEECE focuses on gender equality issues and the employment of women, especially in rural Rau Ward. Programs and projects aim at strengthening and co-ordinating networking between women based on their personal and family needs and economic projects and marketing strategies; initiating community health projects, training in leadership, assertiveness and management issues, research and advocacy. Through small loans to women, WEECE empowers women to establish a business to earn money of their own.
  Kilimanjaro Association of the Spinally Injured (KASI)
YWCA, near Standard Chartered Bank. Email:
Kasi aims to rehabilitate and socially integrate people of spinal cord injuries, and works to prevent new injuries. This includes counselling, assisting members to access wheelchairs etc. They support establishment of income generating activities. Membership is open to persons with spinal cord injuries who reside in the Kilimanjaro region.
  Moshi Disabled Network, Kaunda Street, Email:
Membership is open to residents of the Moshi District with physical or sensory disabilities that keep them from daily activities. Assistance is given through pooled resources and training, with the aim of integrating individuals back into the community. Goods manufactured by members provide revenue to purchase additional materials, making it a self sustainable organisation
  Moshi Lions Club - Tel: 0754260348
The Lions Club is an international organisation that funds specific projects to assist people with various disabilities.
  Kiwakkuki Moshi Aids Information Centre, Makinga Street.
This NGO was formed as a voluntary response of women in and around Moshi to the increasing severity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the issues facing women as a result. Health education and counselling are available from volunteers at the Moshi Aids Information Centre.
  Kilimanjaro Porter's Assistance Project Ltd
Hill street, near Coffee Shop. Tel: 0754 817615
Running services for porters to improve their safety, and informing tourists of correct porter treatment and trekking culture.