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What makes Make A Difference (MAD) unique from other nonprofits is our family model and sustainability through matching funds.
Family Model - MAD works with a select group of orphaned and vulnerable children by paying their school fees through college.
Matching Funds and Sustainability - Every dollar donated towards sponsorship of a child is matched by the children's local schools they attend.

Additionally …
  • MAD strives to maintain local ties to former children's remaining families and villages.
  • MAD keeps administrative costs to a minimum through utilizing volunteers and green, sustainable practices.
  • MAD is on the GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List. Read why!
  • Make A Difference (MAD) is a certified 501©3 non-profit organization (Charity Number 26-0800220).


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      NeemaNeema was born in Marangu, Tanzania on the 14th of January, 1994. At only 7 months-old, Neema’s father passed away, and just a year later, so did her mother. As a result, she and her two older brothers were raised by their grandparents. She led a very tough life growing up. She was only fed at night before bed and was often very hungry. They lived in a hut covered only by grass and slept on the skin of a cow without sheets or blankets. Drinking water was only available from a nearby river, which is also where they would bathe. Since moving to the orphanage, Neema is much healthier and happier. Food is no longer a worry for her, chicken and eggs being her favorite. She can now concentrate on the things in life that she loves to do! When Neema grows up she wants to be an accountant. She is currently going to secondary school and is at the top of her class!
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      Jackline Jackline was born in 1995 in Machame, Tanzania. Before arriving at the orphanage, Jackline and her younger brother lived with her grandparents. Her mother passed away when she was only 9 years old, and she doesn’t remember when her father died. Living with her grandparents meant that Jackline never got to focus on her education as she was always completing chores around the farm. Jackline (Jackie) is now a beautiful teenage girl who loves singing and dancing with the other children and volunteers. She also enjoys reading and meeting volunteers from around the world. Jackie is now receiving an education, which will brighten her future. She hopes to be a teacher when she grows up.
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      Omega Omega was born in Mwika, Tanzania. She has 17 siblings who live in various locations throughout Tanzania. When Omega was ten years old both of her parents were murdered and left in the yard where Omega found them. Omega is still very affected by the experience. After this tragic event, Omega's brother attempted to care for her, but struggled in doing so. Now Omega leads a happy life. She recently graduated from primary school and is now attending a very good secondary school. Omega is a beautiful, loving, and gentle young lady. She loves making jewelry and playing net ball. Omega would like to be a secretary.
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      Experience the beauty of Africa up close! We will depart from Moshi at 7:00 am to travel towards Arusha National Park and we will arrive around 9:00 am to begin our full day game drive. In the morning, we will explore the Arusha rain forest and admire the few remaining East African black and white Colobus Monkeys, some giraffes, zebras, buffaloes and baboons and we will have a clear view of mount Meru. We will have a picnic in the park for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive along the lakes looking for flamingoes and hippos on the banks of the lakes. We get out of the park around 4:00pm and we should arrive in Moshi around 6:30pm
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      Experience a fantastic beach vacation in Africa while Making A Difference! Zanzibar, known as the "spice island", has the one main town of Stone Town, which has a mysterious and historic feel to it. With the Arab influence, the buildings display a unique architecture amid narrow windy streets.The middle of the island is lush and filled with spice trees and plants. The shore of the island is covered with soft and pure white sand. You can enjoy a sunset dhow cruise from any shore.
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      Climb Mount Kilimanjaro The Make A Difference (MAD) Kilimanjaro Fundraiser Climb enables hikers to send 22 children at the orphanage we support in Tanzania to wonderful highly academic schools in Tanzania. The hike is gorgeous and strong friendships, laughter and fun can be had along the way.
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