Bobby – Our local Hero in this Corona Pandemic

Bobby, a local Tansanian, packs each mask individual in plastic bags together with easy to understand instructions on how to stay safe in this Pandemic. For 5 Euros you can sponsor one mask to somebody in Tansania who could not afford it elsehow. For 20 Euros you can cover one whole family with enough masks and soap to stay protected. Bobby is visiting the families personal to show them how to wash hands and follow the instructions of wearing masks and keeping distance in crowded public places. Your Donation matters to many families in Tansania who need our help to stay safe in this CORONA Pandemic.

Donate here at www.haydom-friends.org.

Corona Rapid Aid – Masks for Tanzania

With the help of local tailors, Bobby creates local fabric made face masks. Each individual mask is packaged in a separate foil bag with an educational flyer. The flyer explains about washing hands, distance rules and the necessary hygiene rules when wearing the mask. Education against fear and uncertainty. Bobby personally brings the small Corona aid packages to the more remote villages. He explains to people how to protect themselves in times of the pandemic. He also explains why it is necessary to see a doctor and seek medical advice. With 5 euros per person and per small aid package, you can help support this initiative. Bring help and education to people in need.

Donate here at www.haydom-friends.org.

As the Pandemic is spreading

While the pandemic is inexorably spreading across all continental borders, especially those who already live at the border of their existence are suffering. Terrible conditions prevail in Tanzania. There are many new deaths every day, unclear whether through corona or simply because hospitals are currently avoided. Those who have a fever stay at home, and hospitals lack protective equipment, which is why patients with fever are often isolated without being seen. Fatal if dangerous malaria leads to death if left untreated. There is no lock-down. The markets and public transportation are full. There are no distance rules. The markets are the only source of income for many families in Tansania. There is no way of a 2 meter rule to keep the distance necessary.

Haydom-Friends e.V. local initiative brings local made facemasks and education on how to protect with hygiene measures to families in rural areas. With 5 Euros only you sponsor one facemask and a bag of soap for one person. Facemasks can be worn especially in crowded areas like market places and soap can be taken on the journey to keep hands clean. 5 Euros that can make a real difference. Please help us to continue education and provide protection to Tansanian families.

Donate here.

Rapid Response to reduce the Risc of Corona Outbreak in Haydom, Tansania

Our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus rely on regular aftercare in the clinic for the supply of medication and catheters. This means that they have to use the overcrowded public transport to reach the hospital in order to receive treatment.

Haydom-Friends e.V. and partners CALL FOR ACTION to reduce the transmission rate of Corona among our children. We expressly ask for YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP !! For 10 EUROs you help to supply one family with local made facemasks and enough soap to stay safe during their travels and to keep their communities safe as well.

 

 

Corona – The Invisible Thread

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We have been experiencing what it means when an entire world is in a state of emergency for several weeks. The invisible enemy named Corona threatens us all equally, making no ethnic, cultural or existential differences. We experience what it feels like to wake up in the morning accompanied by fear and uncertainty about our own health, that of our loved ones, and the fear. Suddenly the foundation of our existence, which we take for granted, is crumbling. We feel locked up in our home office, uncertain when we will be allowed to leave our temporary social prison.

But let’s raise our eyes from our laptops and conference calls and focus them on the rest of the world out there, on the countries in which deprivation of liberty and existential fear become a companion every day. What damage is caused by such a virus in a society in which people have to travel hundreds of kilometers to the nearest hospital, in overcrowded buses and shared taxis. A large part of the population cannot afford to visit a doctor or even inpatient treatment in a clinic without insurance cover. Physical and social distancing in countries such as Tanzania unthinkable. In a society in which each individual relies on the support of a village community, or the daily business on the market place. Many families have no access to clean water or money for soap and daily hand hygiene. Not being able to travel to the market on the bus would destroy even the smallest income and drive families into starvation. A statistical assessment of the infection rate of the population cannot be made because tests are not widely available and are also expensive.

It is all the more important to have good information about hygiene and restrictions on contacts.

Our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus rely on regular aftercare in the clinic for the supply of medication and catheters. However, this means that they have to use the overcrowded means of transport with their parents and are therefore at great risk.

Haydom-Friends e.V. and its partners calls for a comprehensive information campaign on measures to reduce the transmission rate of Corona. We need YOUR HELP and SUPPORT!! Facemasks are tailored and done by tailors in the village and distributed together with soap to children with Spina Bifida and their parents. For 10 euros they support this measure and cover travel expenses as well as costs for Facemasks and soap for a family.

Of course, these measures only work in conjunction with information about restrictions on personal contacts and the distance to other people in public places.

The first Corona preventive care packages have already been distributed to families in Haydom.

With only 10 euros you help us to reduce the spread and transmission of corona and help protect our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families.

Show solidarity in these special and difficult times. Cohesion and mutual support is important. We can and will only do this together. Help us in this fight together.

One team – one world – one fight. One victory over Corona!

 

4 steps to slow down Transmission of Corona Virus

It is just that simple to save lifes. Please show Responsibility. Support our work with your donation!

Corona – The Invisible Thread

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: 10,00€

We have been experiencing what it means when an entire world is in a state of emergency for several weeks. The invisible enemy named Corona threatens us all equally, making no ethnic, cultural or existential differences. We experience what it feels like to wake up in the morning accompanied by fear and uncertainty about our own health, that of our loved ones, and the fear. Suddenly the foundation of our existence, which we take for granted, is crumbling. We feel locked up in our home office, uncertain when we will be allowed to leave our temporary social prison.

But let’s raise our eyes from our laptops and conference calls and focus them on the rest of the world out there, on the countries in which deprivation of liberty and existential fear become a companion every day. What damage is caused by such a virus in a society in which people have to travel hundreds of kilometers to the nearest hospital, in overcrowded buses and shared taxis. A large part of the population cannot afford to visit a doctor or even inpatient treatment in a clinic without insurance cover. Physical and social distancing in countries such as Tanzania unthinkable. In a society in which each individual relies on the support of a village community, or the daily business on the market place. Many families have no access to clean water or money for soap and daily hand hygiene. Not being able to travel to the market on the bus would destroy even the smallest income and drive families into starvation. A statistical assessment of the infection rate of the population cannot be made because tests are not widely available and are also expensive.

It is all the more important to have good information about hygiene and restrictions on contacts.

Our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus rely on regular aftercare in the clinic for the supply of medication and catheters. However, this means that they have to use the overcrowded means of transport with their parents and are therefore at great risk.

Haydom-Friends e.V. and its partners calls for a comprehensive information campaign on measures to reduce the transmission rate of Corona. We need YOUR HELP and SUPPORT!! Facemasks are tailored and done by tailors in the village and distributed together with soap to children with Spina Bifida and their parents. For 10 euros they support this measure and cover travel expenses as well as costs for Facemasks and soap for a family.

Of course, these measures only work in conjunction with information about restrictions on personal contacts and the distance to other people in public places.

The first Corona preventive care packages have already been distributed to families in Haydom.

With only 10 euros you help us to reduce the spread and transmission of corona and help protect our children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families.

Show solidarity in these special and difficult times. Cohesion and mutual support is important. We can and will only do this together. Help us in this fight together.

One team – one world – one fight. One victory over Corona!

 

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.

Chipsi Mayai – The most famous national dish of the Tanzanians, here quite simply to recook!

 

You need:

  • 10 large potatoes
  • frying oil
  • 5 large eggs

And this is how it goes:

Wash the potatoes before you peel them and cut them into slices. Dry them with a towel and fry them in hot frying oil. Wait until the potato wedges are crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside. Break the eggs and mix them with a fork. Place the potato wedges on a greased base and pour the eggs over them. Turn the “chipsi mayai” just before the egg is completely firm and fry them in a pan from the other side. When the pancake turns golden brown, you take it out of the pan. Fresh salad tastes very good with the Chipsi Mayai.

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:

https://www.betterplace.org/en/projects/72907-a-house-of-hope-for-kids-with-birth-defects-in-africa

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.

Haydom Calender 2020 – only a few left

Happy Adventurous 2020 – Still looking for a way to color up your white kitchen walls. Make sure to get one of our Haydom Calenders. Each Month gives a wonderful insight impression of our project work and shows the unique beautiful african landscape around Haydom. Each Calender costs 20 Euros – to purchase just make a 20 Euro donation (www.haydom-friends.org) leave your adress and a small comment and we will send it to your doorstep. With purchasing a calender you are supporting our work to improve medical follow up care for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom. A great and colorful start into 2020 for a good cause.

Heri ya mwaka mpya 2020

Haydom-Friends e.V. is wishing all of you an adventurous happy and healthy new year.
We want to thank you for all of your last year´s support and hope to have you on board for our next years adventures to improve health care for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Haydom Tansania. Next Stop is the top of Mount Meru! Make sure you follow us on our trip to the peak to raise money to build a “house of hope” for our SBH kids in Haydom. Please support our betterplace campaign to reach our funding goal to start building. We are nearly there!!! Wohooo!!

www.betterplace.org/de/projects/72907-ein-zuhause-fur-kinder-mit-geburtsdefekt-in-tansania