D4L strives to be independent
when it comes to funds and finances.
We don’t believe that donors will be interested in giving
a continuous flow of the required funds for children’s school-fees
We have seen to many organizations come and go because their source
of funds have dried out, and the victims of this is the children
and those who are benefitted by these organizations.
It’s hard to stand by and see that an orphanage stops to exist,
and the children are left to their fate.
We want our organization to exist for a long time, and to be able
supply our targeted ground with consistency and lasting opportunities.
We have extensive knowledge of the local community and how life
is in Tanzania. Therefor we want to create our own income by starting
several small shops in the areas where we work. We want to finance
local shops like tailoring, bakeries, boutiques, small supermarkets
and so on.
We want them to be independent and run under normal business rules,
to make a profit. The difference is that the profit from these local
enterprises are directed back to D4L, and distributed among the
children for school fees and what is needed to provide education
for these kids.
In addition to create a steady supply of income, we also benefit
the local society with jobs and supplies on a local level.
D4L is constantly looking for opportunities to start a new shop
or small business, and we need help to do so. We don’t ask
for a continuous supply of funds, but help to create a lasting source
of income. Normally 1000$ will send a number of kids to school for
some time. Then the money runs out, and a new supply of funds will
be needed… If we invest in a small shop, we create an income.
That means that the 1000$ invested will be like planting a seed.
That way the invested money will keep growing, and produce possibilities
for a long time. The persons benefitted with work will be able to
provide for their families, the shop will benefit the society, and
the children will be enabled to receive help for a long time.
This is what we call help to self-help.
Making people dependent on aid is not good. Not for the givers,
and not for the receivers. It takes an effort to create a life,
and by showing that we are willing to make that effort, we also
will set an example for others.
This will also make it simple for the donor or investor to monitor
where the funds are going, and how it will benefit the community
at every level. Business regulations require a proper accounting,
so monitoring is easy.
D4L Have different projects planned, and cost of these projects
varies from 4.5 million shillings and up to bigger projects of 30
million shillings. The income possibilities or value for the investment
are good, and a far better way of donating. Seeing your donation
grow and benefit children for years to come is the best way of giving
Please contact us for more information regarding different projects
that might suit your level of investment.