A Gift of Water

20 Jun

A Gift of Water

African Roots Foundation (ARF) partners up with Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa (SWCEA) after meeting at the annual 2012 KARIBU trade fair that just past us by. ARF were very excited about SWCEA dynamic water filters that are currently making their ways into homes and rural areas of East Africa.

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Gift a Light

6 Dec

Gift a Light

Make a Difference…

Millions in Tanzania live without reliable access to electricity and most burn dangerous, unhealthy, polluting and expensive kerosene lamps for light. These can easily be replaced with small scale, affordable solar products – leading to a cleaner, healthier, more prosperous community. (more…)

Solar power for Esilalei – Update

11 Jan

Solar power for Esilalei – Update

A quick update on our quest for a sustainable source of electricity for the people of Esilalei. Last week was spent installing solar panels at the Bush2Beach semi-luxury Permanent Tented Camps at Karatu and Esilalei, which gave us the perfect opportunity to move forward on the community solar project next to the Esilalei camp. (more…)

Solar Power for Esilalei

10 Dec

Solar Power for Esilalei

Our community centre in Esilalei is a useful space for the community to meet, to have workshops and even more so, for the children and adults to study.

The one thing limiting this however, is the fact that here – around the equator – the sun sets around 6:30 every day, and everything is in darkness until the following morning. (more…)

Volunteering with the Maasai children in Esilalei

15 Oct

Volunteering with the Maasai children in Esilalei

Esilalei is a village in Northern Tanzania located in the heart of Maasai land. Situated on sloping hills overlooking Lake Manyara National Park and the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai’s livelihood still largely depends on cattle herding. With a per capita income of about $1 a day, the primary focus of families is on providing for the basic needs (food and shelter). For many, providing education for their children is something they simply can’t afford.

In 2007, ARF started working with the community leaders and local residents on a community development program, aiming to improve the available opportunities of the community involved. (more…)