Mothers Against Poverty (MAP)

Purpose of the Program

To provide eligible women the opportunity to become self-sufficient through entrepreneurial opportunities which include education, training, technical assistance & access to funding.

IRS Rules:  You cannot make your donation to a specific mom or specific business and receive a tax deduction. You must only donate to the MAP program and on the purpose line of the donate page put “For MAP.” Let the director know if you wish to follow a specific mom.

Rationale for the Program

Women make up 70% of 2.5 billion people worldwide who live on less than $2 day. Unfortunately because of their poverty, these women are more vulnerable to forced labor, malnutrition, high maternal mortality rate, high infant mortality rate and violence. The greatest challenge facing these women is not a lack of motivation but a lack of access to financial education and financial services.

Advantages of the Program

Through the MAP project at Neema Village, women will receive help and financial services so that they can work their way out of poverty and provide income for themselves & their families. As a result, women can provide better nutrition and improved living conditions for their families and also pay for their children’s education. Through the MAP Project, the women will not only transform their lives but also the lives of their families, also positively impacting their community.

Outreach to Women in Maasai Villages

In addition to helping the local mothers of Neema, the women who live out in rural Maasai villages are also welcome to come here for a similar opportunity. They can come learn a trait such as sewing and we will guide them in becoming financially sustainable.

MAP Director

In November 2018, Neema Village hired Anna Kimambo to direct the MAP program.  Anna is a Tanzanian business woman operating her own day care in Arusha.  Compassionate, yet careful, as a Tanzanian woman, she adds a needed dynamic to the MAP program.

How To Help

If you would like to help our mothers become self-sufficient, please donate to our MAP program. For tax deduction purposes, please do not include individual or business names. Please only specify that your donation is for the MAP program.

IRS Rules:  You cannot make your donation to a specific mom or specific business and receive a tax deduction. You must only donate to the MAP program and on the purpose line of the donate page put “For MAP.” Let the director know if you wish to follow a specific mom.

Costs of Businesses

  • Chicken Business $495
  • Vegetable Business $250
  • Sewing business $250
  • Beauty School $300
  • Beauty Salon $700
  • Used Clothing $500
  • Charcoal Business $300
  • Small Items Store $500
  • Cow/Milk $700 – $900
  • Shoe Business $150
  • Honey/Bee (4 hives) $320
  • Small Cafe with food $500
  • Juice Bar/Internet $1,000
  • Goat Business (5) $375
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