Who We Are
A Bit of Background
Hi everyone – Madison, Jordan & Linda here! Our story started in 2017 when Madison and Jordan were in Tanzania and met & instantly fell in love with a 3 year old boy named Mesha. He, along with his sister and 14 other children, live at Ebenezer Orphanage (where we volunteered) in Arusha, Tanzania. We knew when we came home that Mesha's story was one that we wanted to be a part of. We began sponsoring Mesha to attend school in January 2018. Since then, we have become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and enrolled 50 other children in school at Haradali, bringing us to 51 strong!
More About Mesha's Village
In Tanzania, access to a quality education is not given to everyone. Families must pay for their children to attend private schools to ensure they are well educated. Underprivileged and orphaned children, such as Mesha, are only able to go to school via sponsorship. As education has been such an important part of our lives, we couldn’t imagine Mesha, or any child, not going to school. Mesha’s Village was created to sponsor orphaned and underprivileged children in Tanzania, ensuring that they are provided with the opportunity to learn, grow, and prosper.
More About Haradali
Haradali, meaning mustard seed in Swahili, is where the school has taken its name from. The mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds, yet it grows to become a big tree. Haradali wants to grow in the same way. The school has gone from just one class gathering in a wooden shed to a large, well respected and well facilitated school in only a couple of years. In the same way as a mustard seed is planted and a large tree grows, the school wishes to plant something small in the hearts of the children that will grow; they equip them with important skills, strengthen their self value and give them knowledge that will help them become self motivated and the best versions of themselves.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."