Dear all! My name is Teddy. I am a 48 year old Tanzanian woman based in Bagamoyo.
I run a burger restaurant in the city center and also produce local hibiscus wine. Since my husband passed away a few years ago, I additionally started two community projects: I opened a women empowerment group where I want to teach them how to become an enterpreneur and depend on their own. For this purpose, I have a small shop next to the restaurant where we sell local products like batik fabrics, baskets etc. made by the local women. And I also wanted to give kids from poor families a chance for a better future by providing them african dance lessons. Once they are ready for the stage, their performances of the traditional dances will hopefully bring them an income. For the funding of these projects, I am very much dependend on the income of the burger restaurant and the wine business. Unfortunately, they bring hardly enough, that's why I am looking for help how to do a better marketing of my business and for a variety of other fields. I would be very happy to receive volunteers.
You are more than welcome!
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
You will deeply get to know the African culture and make new local friends. You can take part in African dance and drum lessons and learn how to cook Tanzanian food. You will also get the opportunity to drink local wine and get to taste a burger for free which you might be home-sick for :D
I could need help with:
-setting up a website (for the restaurant, the projects etc.)
-marketing (setting up aTripadvisor profile, creating and distributing flyers, do postings on social media)
-fundraising (contact possible sponsors)
-business plan (help us to work more effectively etc.)
-farming of Rosella Hibiscus Flower and Casava (any knowledge concerning farming very welcome! for example how to make our farming more efficient)
-photography (take photos of our projects)
-teaching kids English and Art and other things you think are relevant
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
single room in my house (with ensuite bathroom)
Unfortunately, we cannot cover the costs for food, but you are more than welcome to use our kitchen or let us know if we can give you a lift to the supermarket :)
Apart from that, there are many good and cheap food restaurants in Bagamoyo.
Bagamoyo is only one hour away from Dar es Salaam,
It is a very beautiful and historical city. There are various museums and old buildings such as the German Boma, the Catholic Lutheran church and the Post office to be explored. We are located directly at the ocean. People are friendly and very relaxed. You will feel very comfortable here :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week