HIV/AIDS and Widows Encouragement

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High­lights

Support women to sustainably improve life for themselves and other HIV infected people
Share your skills and creativity, learn new things and get actively involved
Help this project with fundraising or English lesson
Make everlasting memories and experience the joy of the women
Explore Tanzania by day trips, safaris or mountain climbs
Empower widows and women affected by HIV to cultivate better lives for themselves and their families.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

This women's group was founded in 2016 to empower widows and people diagnosed with and HIV/Aids to improve their lives. Becoming a widow is always hard, but to become a widow after a husband dies due to HIV/AIDS creates a very difficult life in Tanzania. The women and their families lose their stable income, which in Tanzania is usually provided by men, as well as also worrying they may lose their home since women move into their husbands house shortly after marriage and are not always accepted by the husbands family. Sometimes women can end up homeless and without any income. This is where this NGO steps in and helps the women to learn new skills to ensure a sustainable source of income. The project aims to mobilise, motivate and advocate for people in vulnerable situations in areas of health, social justice and economic empowerment.

Furthermore the NGO runs a day care, mainly for the children from the women who attend the business trainings and English courses.


The project

The NGO runs a variety of programs like training in sustainable horticulture, tailoring, baking, microfinancing and English courses. They need of volunteer who have experiences or an interest in the fields of marketing, business, health education, education for children, entrepreneurial skills, proposal writing and fundraising.

You do not need any previous knowledge but it's important that you are self-driven and open-minded to find new ways to help and improve the situation of the women. To help the continuing of the foundation's work, donations and fundraisers are always welcomed.


Typical day

Your work "a typical day"

You will be working Monday to Friday, usually from 9am to 3pm
Depending on your field of interest, your experiences and the need of the NGO you will be working in the different workshops, teach English or will be helping with administrative work such as social media, fundraising and proposal writing.





Free-time activities

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like:

1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake.

2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups.
4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product.

5. Safaris to the national parks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area).

6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Picture of the volunteer and police clearance certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No prio experience is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Viva Tanzania
The fees include:
  • pre-arrival support through email, WhatsApp, telephone and video calls

  • advice and guidance about the projects 

  • pick up at the airport or bus station on your arrival

  • drop off at the airport or a bus station when you leave

  • an orientation tour in Arusha personalized to your individual needs, including help buying a local sim card, guidance on how to use public transport and lunch

  • on the first day of your project our volunteer coordinator will come with you to show you which public transport to take, and make sure you settle in well at your project

  • 50 Euro project donation*

  • Accommodation in our hostel

  • breakfast and dinner seven days a week (lunch is included in some projects – see the project description for more information)

  • 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinators who speak English and German

*We donate a quarter of the registration fee to our Viva Tanzania Volunteer’s fund. This fund is used to help the projects we work with when they have extra expenses they cannot afford. For example, medical and veterinary costs, utility bills, salaries and paint, etc.

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Two airport transfers are included in the fees.

Our driver will pick you up on your arrival and take you to the hostel.

On your departure he will take you back to the airport.



Accommodation

Accomondation

Our hostel where volunteers, interns and travelers stay together is located in Arusha close to the city center. It takes 25 minutes to walk to the city center. To get to the city quickly, there are motorcycle cabs and dala dalas (minibuses) everywhere.
In our hostel we have enough space to relax, a pool, a roof terrace with bar, a shop with products from our projects and a small spa.
A wall more than two meters high and our night watchmen ensure a safe stay.

Rooms

In our hostel we have 6 and 4 person dormitories as well as double and single rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with hot shower. There are closets in the room, in addition, each guest has a safe that can be secured with a lock. The rooms are separated by gender. Single and double rooms are available for a surcharge of 50 Euro per person per week.



Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Board

Our cook prepares vegetables, fruit, pancakes and daily changing breakfast highlights. Tea, coffee, margarine, honey, peanut butter, jam are also available.

For dinner there are different dishes from Tanzanian and Western cuisine. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies/intolerances, it is no problem at all.

If you would like to buy food, there is a refrigerator and shelves where you can store your groceries.



Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) your driver will take you to your accommodation (hostel or host family). You will recognize him by his Viva Tanzania shirt and the Viva Tanzania sign.
On your first day we will do the orientation and town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the public transport, where to find ATMs, exchange money, local market and supermarket and get you a sim card with mobile data.
The next day our volunteer coordinator will take you to your project making sure you are safe and know how to get there.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$715
4 weeks
$1,155
6 weeks
$1,595
9 weeks
$2,255
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,555
Average fees
$294 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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HIV/AIDS and Widows Encouragement

Empower widows and women affected by HIV to cultivate better lives for themselves and their families.

$268/week

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