How do I know my donation is actually going towards a clinic?
The Jamii Project has teamed up with Imara, a respectable non-profit organization in Tanzania that assists communities with medical care. Click here to find out more about Imara. 100% of the money donated to the Jamii Project goes to Imara for the express purpose of building a clinic. As construction progresses, we will update this site.
Why give to Tanzania?
Many Americans place a priority on helping fellow Americans, and that’s understandable. However, the most exciting thing about donating to The Jamii Project is how much further your dollars go in Tanzania, relative to in America. American donations pack a tremendous punch. Medical clinics in America cost in the order of a million dollars. The Jamii Project medical clinic costs only $40,000. In Tanzania, the average wage is $1,200 a year. That means it would take the entire annual salary of 34 Tanzanians just to build a clinic. With very little American money, there is a tremendous opportunity to save and improve lives.
Medical care in Tanzania
Without any nearby medical care, the 5,000 residents of Miseke, along with the 25,000 others who live in nearby towns, have to walk over 18 miles (30 km) to receive treatment. A pregnant woman will sometimes resort to being pushed on a bicycle by 3 others, just to make the trek more tolerable. While malaria has been eradicated in America, in Tanzania it remains the leading cause of death. Mothers and their unborn babies are those most affected by the lack of sufficient medical care. Currently only 25% of villages in Tanzania have health services. Hassan’s village of Miseke lies within the 75% that have to go without.