Solidarity Crowdfunding Project:
Building a HOME in TANZANIA
¡YOUR HELP IS VERY IMPORTANT! Improving lives
The Jorejick family, lives near Karatu, in the village of Getamock, Tanzania, and they NEED YOUR HELP. With your participation, we will build them a home. It is a large family with more than 17 members. We would like to introduce some of them to you:
Left to right: Paulo, Grandma María, Father Bura, Mother María, Cecilia, John, Nico, Enmaculata, Sansu, Prisca, Gertruder, Albert, Raphael
Paulo is the oldest of 10 children and is currently 37 years old. His parents, Maria and Bura, are 57 and 59 years old, and support a family that does not stop growing. They are dedicated to daily tasks, cultivation of fields, care of livestock and maintenance of adobe houses. Their wish is that their children can study important things, so that they can get good jobs. All the stress they go through is reflected in chronic diseases such as stomach ulcers and heart issues that Mama Maria suffers.
Cecilia (34 years old) already has 5 children: Melania, Virguita, Brian, Sonia and Colin. She is a teacher in a distant town and cannot take care of the 5 kids by herself, so some of them live at Getamock with their grandparents (Maria and Bura).
John is 33 years old, and he’s a professor in Dar es Salaam, the financial capital of Tanzania. Although he lives far away, he often goes to visit the family. He has a two daughters.
Nico (30), the fourth brother, left the school, but he works hard to help the family. During summer, he also helps in the archaeological excavations nearby. He has building a small brick house in the family land where lives with Paulina, his wife, and his two kids
Enmaculata is 28 years old and she lives in Arusha with her husband. They have two kids, Briston and Fernando. She sells fruits and vegetables in the town.
Sanslaus (25) is the only one in the family who has completed secondary education and study at the University. He speaks English fluently and he wants to continue studying to fulfill his dreams.
Prisca, 21, is finishing high school. She is still living at Getamock with her family and helps her parents as much as she can, taking care of the whole family and her baby Sonia. She hopes to continue studying in the near future.
Alberto and Gertruder are twins. They are 18 years old and they keep studying at school. They are very active, happy and responsible children. They help the family with livestock and crops.
Rafael (14) is the youngest brother. He his studying primary school. Despite his young age he is incredibly mature and responsible, taking care of many tasks at home. He is a vegetarian because he does not like the taste of meat.
María, the grandmother, is such an important person in this family. Although her exact age is not known, the family estimates that she must be around 104 years old. She was the second wife out of four, from a polygamous marriage. She had to marry twice because his father wanted to receive a bigger dowry. She has had a very tough life, with much suffering and, dispite her diabetes, today her tattooed face reflects wisdom and serenity.
We (Paulo and Sonia) have created A Home in Tanzania, a crowdfuning project launched to raise 20.000€ in order to build a house for the family. Archstorming helped us organizing a competition that brought together architects from around the world to come up with innovative ideas. After many participants and a lot of effort from everyone, the winning project was presented, the work of two young Italian architects Marianna Castellari and Giovanni Checchia. In the "Concurso" section you can see her architectural proposal.
We are very happy to finally have a clear and precise idea of how the house will be like. We can organize everything much more in detail, but we are missing something very important:
Only with your collaboration will you help Paulo and his whole family have a roof to live under, in a clean and healthy space where they can develop their lives.
We ask you please to contribute the amount that you can. Below you will find the simple ways to do it. Any small amount help us. It is also important that you spread it among your friends and family, tell them about our family.
Thank you so much for everything. Together we will get it.