What is Mulimuli?
Tanzania – the land of the Serengeti, Zanzibar and the Kilimanjaro … and one of the fastest growing countries in the world. From 2018 to 2050 the population is expected to grow from its current 50 Million to over 120 Million people in 2050! Obviously, this enormous growth brings a lot of challenges to the country.
Unarguably one of the most crucial aspects to ensure a sustainable development is to prepare the younger generations for these coming challenges and to empower them to change things for the better and to the best. However, todays unemployment rates in Tanzania (especially among the young living in urban areas) are already at alarming high levels.
Mulimuli is a community project initiated by Teddy’s Home Hostel. Together with our partner company «BongoFISH» (a social agriculture business) we want to tackle unemployment in urban communities through a combined approach of tourism, farming and capacity building.
The core idea of Mulimuli is to combine our backpacker hostel with a community center – creating a place for inspiration and change.
The main activities at Mulimuli are:
Establishment of a community farm to provide a platform for people to start their own farming trials, improve existing farming ventures and supply farming inputs and advice to the community around us
Organizing workshops, events and leisure activities (e.g. farming workshops, cooking, playing games, dancing, music, movies etc.)
Letting guests from the guesthouses actively participate in the community centers and experience the Tanzanian Culture (create a sustainable form of volunteering)
Serving as a cultural and scientific exchange platform to allow students from local and foreign universities to get involved in agricultural and social research in collaboration with the local communities
The goal of our initiative is to create a self-financing project by covering costs of the Mulimuli community center with the incomes from the hostel and the community farm. We are working hard to achieve the above as soon as possible. However, as young entrepreneurs our personal budgets are still a bit limited and we are not yet able to fully cover the costs for the community center. Therefore, we are glad of any financial contributions (… visit our Donation page to get the details).
With your involvement, we’ll be able to reach more and more people through our community farm, cultural events and workshops, plus we will also engage more and more people from abroad and get a constructive cultural exchange going.
But as usual, this is not all about money: Our foremost goal with this campaign is to spread the word and link up with people from all around the world – yes, you! – maybe you have long been dreaming about a journey to Africa? Maybe you got talents and passion for something you would like to share with others? Or maybe you got this same urgent feeling (as we do) to try to make the world a tiny bit of a better place?
If you have any questions or suggestions for us feel free to contact us – promised, we’ll answer any message.