Africa Amini Alama

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Mama Artemisia supports Africa Amini Alama in its humanitarian work. Dr Christine Wallner is an Austrian doctor who has built a small hospital serving the local population in Momella in the foothills of Mount Meru. The hospital and a number of other projects are known under the name Africa Amini Alama, Swahili for ‘Africa, sign of trust’.

After many years of planning, Dr Wallner at last realised her long-held plans for the hospital using her own funds and the help of many supporters. In 2010, a small hospital for accidents and emergencies opened. In early 2011, a dental unit and a mother and child unit were added. Three thousand people are benefiting from access to free, basic healthcare. The next step will be to add 20 beds for in-patients. The training of local doctors, the application of natural treatments as well as field and medical studies are part of the ultimate plan.

Among the educational projects are courses teaching basic English and how to use a computer. The aim is, together with local authorities, to open and run a primary and a secondary school. An orphanage for 28 children is being planned. In the wider social sphere, Africa Amini Alama provides financial help to individuals in exceptional personal circumstances. The charity helped a local football team by sponsoring their gear.

Africa Amini Alama

Projects by local people are supported through financial assistance, benefits in kind and active help. To help fight AIDS, the charity is offering HIV testing and medical treatment for those infected with the virus. On a more personal level, Africa Amini Alama is supporting a female chef who opened a small restaurant.

Mama Artemisia is proud to offer guests an opportunity to get to know Africa Amini Alama’s work. What’s on offer?

Half day: Visit of Africa Amini Alama dispensary and unit in Momella
Full day: Visit of dispensary and afternoon game drive in Arusha National Park
Two-day stay in Momella: Visit of Africa Amanai Alama and Arusha National Park
One-week stay in Momella: Visit the Africa Amanai Alama project with daily excursions into the bush

It is possible to visit the Africa Amini Alama project as part of a one-day excursion that also comprises a visit to the Arusha National Park. Alternatively, guests can stay at cost for a few days in a guesthouse run by the charity. All meals are included. As well as visiting the various projects, daily excursions into the bush can be arranged. Mama Artemisia also encourages those interested in supporting the charity to work for one of the projects, either for a short or longer period.

Africa Amini Alama

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