To ensure The Sasamani Foundation's continued success in fighting poverty in East Africa, we rely upon your generosity. Donations at any level have an immediate positive impact.
Empower a student to achieve their dreams- The surest road out of poverty is education. Sasamani commits to support students from middle school through university. A $30 monthly (or $360 annual) donation guarantees sponsorship for one student. Sasamani's holistic sponsorship covers education, room and board, a school uniform, health insurance, hygiene supplies, and access to a social worker. A sponsorship also offers the opportunity for correspondence directly with the sponsored student.
"It is my dream to become a teacher. I want to help students to become successful in society."- Suzana, Sasamani Sponsored Student.
Inspire emerging women leaders to lead change- When you invest in a woman, you invest in lasting social change. Sasamani and the University of Dar es Salaam collaborate to deliver the Women Leading Change program for high-potential, mid-career women in East Africa. This program brings experienced educators from academic institutions such as the London Business School (UK), John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (US), the University of Pennsylvania (US), and the University of Agder (Norway). A donation of $2,500 provides a scholarship for one participant. As a scholarship sponsor, you can correspond directly with the leader you support, learning first-hand how her life is impacted.
"Even being a leader for so many years, I was able to change the way I lead other people, organizations, and started my own businesses."-Mama Thea, Women Leading Change Graduate and Coach.
Provide dignified employment opportunities- Sasamani's employment initiative generates fair wages that help tailors lift themselves out of poverty while doing something they love. You can purchase their hand-crafted bags on our online shop. 100% of the profits are redirected to Sasamani's education program. We are also pleased to coordinate purchase of larger quantities and/ or custom-made bags.
"The income I earned through Sasamani has given me confidence in satisfying my needs, for example I managed to renovate my working place."- Tatu, Sasamani Tailor
Help to break the cycle of poverty in East Africa- Unrestricted donations support our mission across all programs and cover operating costs including the salaries of our passionate and dedicated in-country staff. Sasamani's 2021 budget of USD $250,000 covers all our programs, the Education, Women Leading Change, and the Employment program, and our operating expenses.
You can also donate by mailing a check directly to
P.O. Box 315
Old Mystic, CT 06372.
Tax deductible donations of any kind are gratefully accepted.
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Many thanks for your consideration to provide women and students in East Africa with opportunities and hope for the future.