Circle of Friends Hand in Hand Social Centre Mwanza

 

Hand in Hand –

Circle of Friends

 

For many years there have been direct personal connections to Tanzania. For the members of the Hand in Hand Social Center in Mwanza (HHSC) it is important to meet the African partners on an equal footing and plan the next steps toge-ther. We want to make our contribution to enabling people in the social cen­ter to show and make possible liveable perspectives in their own country. The circle of friends is part of the Protestant church community in Gauangelloch. It is open to all interested.

 

Flora Lufurano

 

During a visit to Germany in 2015, Flora Lufurano first reported on her work in Tanzania. She is the driving force of the project in Mwanza on the south side of Lake Victoria. With her courageous commit-ment to the needy people of her country, she took the initiative for a social center, which is currently under construction.

 

Hand in Hand – The Project

With their positive charisma and friendly and hands-on approach to people, Flora Lufurano is already well networked with a growing number of employees in Mwanza and the surrounding area.

In mid-April of this year, the project received the desired state approval to work as a non-governmental organization (NGO). This is an important step!

 Already, the social center in its vicinity is active on three major task fields to help the needy.

 

1. Advice and Support

 

Street and orphan children, AIDS patients, widows, the elderly, adolescents and young women are offered assistance and future perspectives.

Some of the patients are cared for at home.

 

A family that lives more or less on the street, and triplets whose mother needs help from outside.

 

2. Medical Help

If you get them, medicines, as we know them, are hardly affordable. For example, in "Health Gardens", tropical medicinal plants such as Arte-misia, Moringa and Aloe Vera are cultivated to produce vita-rich food and natural medicines, which ia. in the treatment of infections, diarrhea, malaria, heart problems, diabetes and AIDS. Children and parents learn in model gardens how medicinal plants are cultivated and processed and how they can provide themselves with medical care. This is followed by the concept of Anamed (Action Nature Medicine in the Tropics).

 

Added to this is the day care for children who are not yet in school and whose mothers are employed or sick. In addition, a sales point for medical products will be set up and a mobile clinic will be main­tained for care and success moni­toring.

Picture top right: Artemisia plantlet

For more pictures of this workspace see below

 

3. Sewing Workshop

By setting up a tailor's shop, women and men should be able to earn their own money. Under the guidance of an experienced teacher, creative African products are to be created that are to be offered for sale on the one hand in Mwanza and on the other hand also in Germany. The proceeds will then be used to fund the entire project.

Pictures of the Medical Program

Donations account -

only for the circle of friends:

Evang. Kirchengemeinde Gauangelloch, VoBa Neckartal,

IBAN: DE07 6729 1700 0005 0591 27

• 100 percent of the donation
   benefits the project

Donation certificates are issued in accordance with the requirements of § 10b EstG.

Articels of Incorporation

2019_04_01 Articles of Incorporation.pd
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Articels of Incorporation - in German

Satzung 2019_04_03.pdf
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Flyer 

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Recent newsletter of the parish 

Gemeindebrief 2019_2 Tansania - Hand in
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Activities

February 19, 2019

Unanimous decision of the parish council Gauangelloch to found the circle of friends.

 

April 3, 2019

Founding meeting with adoption of the statutes (see above) and the election of senior members

Kurt Eifler, André Ekama and Johannes Beisel

 

April 11, 2019

The Hand in Hand Social Center Mwanza gets the written state permission to work as a so-called Non Governmental Organization (NGO) - a very important step.

 

Easter 2019

Transfer of the first tranche

 

April 27 to May 5, 2019

Present at the Maimarkt in Mannheim in the African village

Material for Maimarkt

February 19, 2019

Unanimous decision of the parish council Gauangelloch to found the circle of friends.

 

April 3, 2019

Founding meeting with adoption of the statutes (see above) and the election of senior members

Kurt Eifler, André Ekama and Johannes Beisel

 

April 11, 2019

The Hand in Hand Social Center Mwanza gets the written state permission to work as a so-called Non Governmental Organization (NGO) - a very important step.

 

Easter 2019

Transfer of the first tranche

 

April 27 to May 5, 2019

Present at the Maimark in Mannheim in the African village

 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Africa festival in and at the

Evangelical Church in Gaiberg

 

June - July 2019

Visit and cooperation of a friend circle member in Mwanza

 

July - August 2019

Visit and cooperation of another friend circle member in Mzanza

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Africa festival in and at the

Protestant church in Gauangelloch

 

Summer 2020

Further visits planned in Tanzania