The Arusha Orphanage Vision

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  • 1. Small Steps For CompassionWith The Make It Count Foundation
    Thursday, July 29, 2010
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  • 2. Who Are We?
    Mission statement
    Our Mission is Love & Compassion. We are dedicated to working with orphans and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by fighting injustice one small step at a time.
    Theme
    It's not what you believe that counts; it's what you believe enough to do. – Gary Gulbranson
    We are a group of friends and professionals who have joined together to form The Make It Count foundation; doing what we can to make a difference in this world.
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    Board Members
    A U.S. citizen working with Non profit organizations for over 6 years, she is now heading up the Small Steps for Compassion project in Tanzania.  Her contributions include being an officer for the MIC foundation and VP of an orphanage in the DRC. She has worked with numerous foundations and programs in Guatemala, Honduras, Africa, and the United States.
    A retired Lieutenant from the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces where he studied Aerospace, Law and Admin-istration. Post service, Juma received a degree in Zoology and became a professional Safari Guidefor the past twenty years. An avid philanthropist, Juma has dedicated his time and resources to giving back to his community .
    Currently a General Contractor in Florida with a background in local and State Politics serving his local com-munity on the Board of Adjustments and Planning and Zoning Com-mission.  He has a passion for working with youth and has worked with high school students for over 10 years.  He is also a founding board member of the Make It Count Foundation, Inc.
    With over 10 years experience in youth ministry, serving on the Highlands County Children's Services Foundation Board, and serving as President of the Walker Memorial School Foundation, Kaylene is now exclusively focused on the Make It Count Foundation, Small Steps for Compassion, as well as providing continued support to the Roatan, Honduras medical clinics.
    A professional in the semiconductor industry with a back-ground in Engineering, Paul dedicates time to philanthropic projects. Having aided and partnered with Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, Mercy for Children, and now the Make It Count Foundation, Paul brings a perspective and expertise necessary to the Small Steps for Compassion project.
    A polyglot businesswoman, medical professional, and consummate world traveler, Roswitha has spent the past 15 years working with charities like the Appalachian Project, the Lakota Native Americans in South Dakota, and orphanages in East Africa and Haiti. Before leaving Switzerland she managed a large TB center in La-Chaux-de FondsCH.
    Shannin Pickle
    President
    Juma Kitua
    Director of Operations
    Doug Walz
    Kaylene Walz
    Paul Pickle
    Roswitha Browne
  • 4. Foundation History
    Established in 2006
    501(3)(C) Status granted in 2007
    Federal Tax ID# is 20-5367324.
    Medical Clinic
    June 2007
    Participated in a portion of the cost for a much needed medical clinic on the island of Roatan, Honduras. One of the Bay Islands on the north coast of Honduras.
    Led a group of 26 volunteers to the island for drywall, electricity and landscaping prep.
    Led a group of medical professionals conducting clinics in the local schools.
    May 2009
    Led a High School group of Seniors back to the clinics that we previously helped to build. We landscaped both medical clinics and ministered to the residents.
    Congolese Orphanage
    Since 2008 we have been fundraising and supporting an orphanage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    Oct 2008
    First trip to Africa to visit the children at the Mercy for Children orphanage in the Congo.
    Tanzania Project
    March, 2010
    Traveled to Africa to volunteer at several charity organizations
    Acquired property for the Small Steps for Compassion project.
    April, 2010
    Formed Small Steps for Compassion NGO legal entity in Tanzania
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  • 5. Small Steps Project Location
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    Latitude:3.330814º S
    Longitude:36.888109º E
  • 6. Project Overview
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    Corn
    Fish Ponds
    Children’s Residence
    Workshop/
    Storage
    1.5 Acres
    Chicken Houses
    3.6 Acres
    Banana Trees
    Transport
    Deep Well
    Reservoir
    Future Home
  • 7. Our Goal
    We want to build a home for children in need, creating a natural and nurturing environment.
    We will work in harmony with the local culture and environment providing a path of improvement to those that seek it.
    Self-reliance is a critical requirement. While foreign capital is required to initiate this project, self-sustainment is our goal.
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  • 8. Location
    Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa on the India Ocean and boasts the tallest mountain in Africa (Mt Kilimanjaro)
    Population
    42 Million
    Orphan Population
    4 Million
    Average Annual Income
    $340
    Infant Mortality Rate
    10%
    Life Expectancy
    46 Years of age
    The HIV Infection Rate
    As high as 15% in Urban Areas
    National language
    Swahili 
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    Tanzania Background
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    Immediate Needs
  • 10. Completed Humanitarian Trip
    Formed Legal Tanzanian Entity
    Received tax id
    NGO Certification
    Hired Tanzanian Director of Operations
    Acquired 3.5 Acres for initial site
    Recruited two U.S. missionaries
    Raised $67,000
    Operation expense and land acquisition
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    Accomplishments So Far
  • 11. Vision For The Future
    Education Program
    Regular Rotation of Student Missionaries
    Community outreach and trade/skill education
    Community Water Program
    Self Reliance – “Teach a Man to Fish”
    Production of goods for export or local trade
    Raising of Livestock (Chicken, Cows, Goats, Fish) and Crops (Bananas, Corn, etc) for consumption and sale.
    Scholarship for Worthy Students
    Mission Trips
    Students, Church Groups, Humanitarian
    Annual Donor Commitment
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  • 12. Thank You!
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