Financial clarity is important in any industry, especially in the NGO sector. This is why we are clear on where we find our funding and where it goes afterwards. Sustainability of funding is the most challenging part for long term planning, however, it’s equally important to find funds ‘when needed’.
Where our funding comes from
The most enjoyable way of funding a project such as ours is through organising fundraising initiatives! We have had many supporters over the years initiating the most extraordinary of events from ‘swimathons’ and mountain climbing, to gala dinners! All of the money raised is still evident in our school today, from books to the buildings themselves – and we cannot thank you enough.
Another other part of our sustainable income is through our volunteer programme. We couldn’t operate without the amazing help of our volunteers who often visit us on more than one occasion! We would love to have everyone stay free-of-charge forever but we understand that this is an impossible dream. Therefore, we carefully stipulate our pricing structure to allow for an affordable stay whilst feeding back into the project from which we work.
As mentioned on our ABOUT page, we are lucky to be supported by people from all over the world. Some of these supporters offer their help through foreign organisations providing not only their time and effort, but routes for child sponsorship and secondary school sponsorships. In addition, one organisation helps connect us to travelers who bring our school the supplies we need. These organisations include:
Peace by Piece
Susan and Chad Carlson
Supports: Secondary school child sponsorship
Freundeskreis Peace Matunda Tanzania (FPMT)
Evelyn and Thomas Simader
Supports: Child sponsorship
Pack for a Purpose
Supports: Supplies needed at the project
The final part of our income comes from our cultural tourism and safaris run under Peace Matunda Cultural Tourism. We operate throughout the year employing highly experienced guides and workers from the local community. We have over twenty years of experience within the cultural tourism sector and offer a range of activities from mountain hiking to safaris with a portion of the profits going back into the Peace Matunda project. To find out more please visit the TOURISM page of our website.
Where our funding goes
Rafiki Fund – Child and Teacher Sponsorship
Tibu Fund – Medical
Matunda Fund – School and Orphanage
You will be able to find out more about these individual funds and how to support us under our DONATE/SPONSOR page.