TOTAL NEEDED TO COMPLETE 3 WISHES $1690
Any amount you give will help us reach our goal of changing the lives of all the 8 children below. There are only 3 children still waiting on our list Please help us make their dreams come true too!
This holiday season, help a child start their own business. You can sponsor an individual child. To learn more about each child, please see the information below.
GO Campaign’s work in Tanzania began over a decade ago. Over the years, we have heard first-hand accounts of disabled children being locked up, never seeing daylight, or, horrifically, being buried alive or abandoned on the side of the road. For the last six years, GO Campaign has supported Local Hero Brenda Shuma and her efforts to transform the lives of children with disabilities in Tanzania. Over the years, we have seen Brenda and the amazing team at the Gabriella Centre transform the lives of hundreds of children. Every child that comes through the doors of the Gabriella Centre is loved and accepted for who they are and assisted to reach their full potential.
Every day, Gabriella Centre helps children discover their hidden talents and become self-reliant. A couple of years ago, we shared the story of Teresia. When she first came to Gabriella, in addition to her mental challenges, she had severe ADD. She could not even finish washing her hands, before she sped off and started doing something new. At the Gabriella Centre, Teresia learned to cook. She now is an entrepreneur – making and selling popcorn. And popcorn is turning out to be a big business in her village. Gabriella Center helped her find a marketplace for the popcorn in the next village over, but every time Teresia’s mom starts carrying the popcorn to that store, villagers come out of their homes and ask to buy packages as she is passing by. The mom sells out before ever getting to the next village! She gets 200 shillings per bag, and all that money goes to Teresia, who then gives some back to her mom.
There are more children with disabilities, just like Teresia, that have the capacity to be entrepreneurs. With your help, these will have an opportunity to realize their dreams!