There are many ways you can join us in our efforts to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time. You can:
SPONSOR A STUDENT
It costs between $400 - $600 a year to sponsor a child in high school. It costs between $1500 - $2500 to sponsor a college student. Costs vary, depending on the student's country, school, or family.
HOST AN EVENT
If you love cooking and throwing parties, you can do it and change lives at the same time! Invite your friends, cook your favorite dish, and tell them about Taraja's mission to make a difference in the lives of those living in poverty in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. If you feel you can do this, please call us and we will send you all the information you need. If you think your friends would enjoy an African dish, we can send you a recipe or send you someone to help prepare the meal. If speaking is not your thing, you can invite one of our directors to come and speak at your home, church, workplace, school or social club.
GIVE A DONATION
(in any amount, monthly or one time). Financial donations to Taraja are used to provide educational and micro-enterprise grants to deserving individuals or families. Donations to Taraja are tax exempt and almost 100% goes towards the designated project since Taraja is operated by a dedicated group of volunteers.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE
As a very young organization, Taraja relies entirely on volunteers for all its work. If you have the time and desire to play your part in breaking the cycle of poverty there is something for you to do. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, technical support, research, grant writing, advocacy, hosting events, board membership, networking etc. We will try to match your unique talents and skills with the specific needs of the organization.
Taraja is built on the understanding that our success will depend on effective partnership with all those who share our concern for the poor. We are convinced that it takes more than a small number of people to make a lasting impact in the fight against poverty. We also believe that supporting the poor requires more than writing checks to a named organization. That's why we are working to create a network of individuals and groups who serve as the voice of the poor in their communities, churches, schools, and work-places. A potential advocate is a person who possesses strong relationship-building skills and a willingness to passionately deliver engaging presentations regarding poverty issues in Africa to large and small audiences. If you feel led to become one of Taraja's advocates please contact us.