Category: Charity

A new wheelchair for Patricia

Maybe you remember that little girl´s smile that we had been sharing with you a couple month ago. She is living with her mother in a small remote village on the other side of Lake Victoria, more than a thousand kilometers away from the next bigger city Arusha and far away from medical services and supply.
Because of a delayed birth and lack of oxygen she is paraplegic and cannot walk. Barely able to move on her own she is not able to visit any school or getting physiotherapy. Most of the time of day she gets carried around by her mother, or is left sitting on the ground in the garden. The family is too poor to afford a proper wheelchair.

With the incredible generous help of Marcela Maranon (#thejourneyofabravewoman) and SitnSkate Hamburg we finally have managed to have mother and daughter travel to Moshi to get measurments taken for a special individual personalized children´s wheelchair. It was their very first big journey leaving their little village. Shedrack a physiotherapist from Moshi helped taking measurments and getting both mother and child accomodated while waiting for their new wheelchair to be made. Only 3 days after arrival the new and local made wheelchair was finished and little Patricia started to explore her new environment enjoying her new independency and freedom. The wheelchair is especially designed to resist the rough territorial surrounding of Patricias home. With the new wheelchair she will be able to move around on her own and even visit a special school nearby. Haydom-Friends e.V. will be updating you about her further progress.

If you want to continue supporting that little girls school education or helping her to get a medical health insurance card for this year you can support her with your donation on , just type “Patricia” and leave your contacts to receive updates and more information as well as a donation receipt. Thanks a lot for your help and support. Patricia is giving back a big smile in return!

World Record for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Tansania

One team – one dream – a world record. We had our sights set on no less than the 4600 m summit when our international adventure mountaineering team set out on the rocky path for Haydom’s children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Participants from different backgrounds, each with their own story, but all with a common dream. Improving medical care for patients with spina bifida and hydrocephalus by building a center in Haydom. Setting a new focus, drawing attention, educating and clearing up with prejudices. Breaking through with stereotypes and showing that even with physical limitations and a lot of team spirit, big goals, dreams and peaks can be achieved and reached.



Read the whole story here, accompany us on our hike, follow our photo story and become part of the dream with your donation: Click here.

Mount Meru – Preparing for the hike!

We are training to reach the top of Mount Meru to raise funds for kids with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom, Afrika.
Support our campaign on betterplace to become part of our team:

There is no bounderies but the ones in your head!!
Treating a child with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus is team work and requires health professionals, parents, community.
With your donation on betterplace you can help us reach our funding goal to build a centre and home for kids with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Haydom, Tansania.

KIDS for KIDS with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

Charity Concert for Haydom´s children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Incredible awesome initiative of the Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Bergedorf. Students of the Rudolf Steiner Schule organized a wonderful concert to collect funds for children born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom, Tansania.
I think we “grown ups” can only learn from such an outstanding gesture of humanity. Asante sana – Vielen Dank! If you want to follow their BIG FOOTSTEPS help us with your donation at

Mount Meru Charity Hike January 18th-27th, 2020 – Be there!

In order to lay the foundations, we plan a joint hike on Mount Meru from 18.-27.January 2020. Together with parents, the local team and the supporters of the project, we want to climb the summit and collect money for the construction. Everyone is welcome. The cost for the 10-day trip includes the 4-day hike including hotel costs, full board and the subsequent joint trip to Haydom to the place where the House of Hope is to arise. In Haydom itself, in addition to the visit of the unique Hadzabe Bush people, some local culture and tradition, also the exploration of the clinic and a meeting of the parents with their children are planned. Again, travel, accommodation, and meals are included.

The pure travel costs amount to p.P. to 1500 euros, in addition come p.P. 1000 Euros to be spent on the construction of the House of Hope. Each participant can also have this donation sub-amount financed by a personal sponsor or a self-initiated donation call.

Anyone who can not climb the mountain on his own is still welcome to help. You can use your donation to sponsor a local participant, a parent, or a patient, giving him the chance to have a very special and important experience in their lives, for the courage and new strength to achieve something great in community. Set a sign with us together.