Our Partners / Mshirika

Thank you to our partners who continue to believe in our vision and help us continue our great work:

SAFE Water Now, Inc., is a U.S. 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit, charitable organization with the mission of providing clean water – initially to Africa, and then to the rest of the under-served world – through sustainable enterprise and education. Our strategy is to cultivate local, sustainable enterprises that deliver high quality, fairly-priced, and reasonably available household or community-level water treatment. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, SAFE Water Now provides expertise, services, and resources to solve the problem of unsafe drinking water in developing countries. Safe Water Now has continued to support SWCEA since its inception. 

 
The Snow Crest Hotel is synonymous with spectacular, contemporary architecture, sophisticated extensive interiors – and the largest, most advanced conference facilities in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. The Snow Crest is approximately 10 minutes (7Km) drive from Arusha city and 30 minutes (45Km) from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). The hotel is spacious and welcoming with all the latest facilities, complimented by professionally run services. The extensive grounds are designed to suit both the business traveler and tourist alike, with comfort, good service, quality and relaxation – in the knowledge that everything is taken care of by professional, friendly staff. The Snow Crest has a splendid view of lush banana plantations with a whispering breeze that gently reaches us from the heights of nearby Kilimanjaro. Our locality makes us the perfect stepping-stone into the famous National Parks of Tanzania’s Northern circuit – your dream safari destination.

 

The African Roots Foundation  (ARF) is a nonprofit Community Development organization operating in Tanzania. It was founded in 2007 by an initiative of Bush2Beach Safaris to create a platform for inter-cultural experiences through which Western and African cultures combine their strengths to increase self support in local rural communities through the initiation of integrated, community based development projects that are actively and physically supported by eco-tourism. ARF partnered up with Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa (SWCEA) after meeting at the annual 2012 KARIBU trade fair and feels that the SWCEA ceramic water filters will go a long way in reducing many water borne bacteria that are a contributing factor to medical problems faced by the Maasai people simply from taking in dirty water that is shared by cattle, washing of clothes and people. SWCEA filters can be donated through Bush2Beach or other visiting clients that spend a night at the eco friendly Isoitok Camp set in the heart of Maasai lands overlooking Lake Manyara and The Great Rift Valley.

 

Serving Our Neighbor Tanzania is a nonprofit organization which has been serving the people of Tanzania since 2003. Their current focus is establishing a filter workshop and training center so that others can be trained to share information on the importance of clean water and how to obtain clean water. Serving Our Neighbor Tanzania is pleased to be able to use the SWCEA ceramic water filters as an alternative to bio-sand filters. Their training center teaches about both physical and spiritual health and uses the steps to water treatment, Sedimentation, Filtration & Disinfection as a primary part of that teaching. There are many ways to filter water and it is wonderful to demonstrate these methods to those in desperate need of clean drinking water.

 

Kananga is a British owned Tour Operator which has been designing & operating the best value safaris throughout the African Continent for the past 20 years. Their expertise  has led them to open offices in Tanzania and Kenya, as well as develop their own local infrastructure which not only guarantees the highest possible service and reliability, but also helps achieve their goal of generating local employment and economic development in the region. Kananga’s modern fleet of 20 specially adapted overland trucks, used to offer an optimum safari experience, are manufactured in their workshop in Arusha, Tanzania and operated by an all-Tanzanian team.  It also owns numerous eco-friendly tented camps, also run locally, in two of the best national parks in Africa – the Masai Mara Nature Reserve and the Serengeti National Park. Kananga’s philosophy of respectful tourism is evident in the community involvement offered on each of its trips, integrating the tourist with local cultures and at the same time involving the local community in its own economic development. Kananga is delighted to announce their new partnership with Safe Water Ceramics of East Africa and are convinced of the positive effect their hard work will have on local communities.

 

Grand Circle Foundation has a long history of giving back: to the places where we travel, to the people who live there, and to the city of Boston and communities around the world where we live and work. The Foundation has pledged or donated more than $91 million throughout the world in locations including Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Many of the projects the Foundation supports are, quite literally, in the path of our travelers, while many more are much closer to home. In Tanzania, Grand Circle Foundation has partnered with SWCEA to purchase filters and distribute them to Maasai bomas and schools.

 

AID TANZANIA is a 501(c)(3)organization based in the U.S. We fund the work of Kiretono Resource Centre in Karatu, Tanzania and other initiatives which assist Tanzanian children obtain an education and Tanzanian women generate an income. Our efforts are concentrated on the Maasai people of the Ngorongoro District.