25 Apr Hadija’s Kili Experience

by Hadija Hassan   My name is Hadija (Kisa Mentor) and I am 26yrs old. I had a dream to climb Mount Kilimanjaro since I was young. I was born and raised in Kilimanjaro Region. Every morning after brushing my teeth I used to admire…


22 Apr The Surprise Visitors

by Eligrania Lema   My typical Kisa class begins at 3:30 pm when I arrive at the school with my flip charts for the day in hand. As a Kisa Mentor, every step I take toward the class is one of anticipation.   But this…


19 Apr Gallop for Girls

AfricAid invites you to join our 2016 Gallop for Girls team!   A passionate group of supporters are running (and walking!) in the Girls on the Run 5k race at Cherry Creek Reservoir in Denver, CO on May 21, 2016.*   The AfricAid team will…


12 Apr New Leaders in Action

by Chausiku Mkuya, Kisa Mentor   End of Year One Presentations are done by Kisa Scholars after they conduct community assessments during their school breaks. The aim of the Year One Presentations is to see to what extent Kisa lessons have impacted Scholars in terms…


07 Apr Farewell Dada Tait

It was with great sadness, and much gratitude, that AfricAid Tanzania staff last week said farewell to Kisa Project pioneer Tait Flint.   Tait was part of AfricAid’s Kisa Project from the very beginning. She was employed as AfricAid’s Country Director in 2010, after five…


31 Mar Plotting my Life’s Course

by Jill Tietjen   At age 39, when my first husband told me he was moving out, I realized that I had choices and decisions to make in my life. Although as an American woman and an electrical engineer, I had resources, many rights and…


03 Mar Kili Divas Reach the Summit!

by Asimwe Suedi, Kisa Mentor, AfricAid Moshi Office   A team of 14 climbers from AfricAid (three Kisa Mentors, two Kisa Alumni and nine Kisa friends from Colorado) who named themselves ‘’KILI DIVAS’’ began their seven day hike on January, 18 2016 on Mt. Kilimanjaro….


30 Dec Tanzania Office Welcomes US Board Member Sandra

By: Ngaire McCubben, Communications, External Relations and Fundraising Officer, Tanzania Photo: Sandy (far left) with Kisa Mentor Hadija, Kisa Sponsor and former AfricAid Board Member Betsy, and Kisa Scholar Hosiana AfricAid’s office in Arusha recently welcomed US Board Member Sandra Troyano (Sandy), who visited Tanzania…


14 Nov Betsy and Hosiana

By: Ngaire McCubben, Communications, External Relations and Fundraising Officer, Tanzania Photo: Betsy and her Kisa Scholar, Hosiana Betsy Hoke first learned of AfricAid in 2003 when her daughter got involved in an AfricAid fundraiser at her high school, soon after Ashley Shuyler, a student at…