Nyanya Transportation Project: Moshi

Developing Projects in Tanzania:

Nyanya Transportation Project: Moshi
Tanzanian Alliance: Light in Africa

When TNP visited the Light in Africa orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania, in the summer of 2007, a small boy named Adam stole the heart of TNP’s founder. Adam is almost two years old, an HIV-positive orphan, and when he leapt into Niepold’s arms, a new project was born. Adam wouldn’t let go, and Niepold wanted to know more.

TNP learned that Light In Africa is a NGO registered in the U.K. and was founded in 2000 by Mama Lynn Elliott to serve orphans in the Moshi area located some 20 miles from Mt. Kilimanjaro. It provides shelter for orphans, purchases school supplies, provides free medical consultations and medications and supplies food to neighboring households.

One of Light in Africa’s biggest needs is a van. The Nyanya Transportation Project is earmarked to buy a van (approximately $23,000) to provide transportation for its orphans and the grandmothers of these orphans. Some of the children like Adam, who has been orphaned by AIDS, need transportation to medical appointments. Others need ongoing bonding time with their grandmothers who still live in the region. Many grandmothers need food and medicines delivered to their households.

The TNP van will be named “Adam’s Van.”

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