Hey everyone! As you might know, I am working for Courage Worldwide as the Program Assistant here in Tanzania. This is the most amazing & fulfilling job I could imagine and know in my heart this is exactly where I am supposed to be. The position is volunteer (Courage provides housing & transport which is a blessing) so I am humbled to be in a position to raise funds for myself. Courage is expanding here & I am so blessed to be a part of that. With my work and residence permit, I am able to work here for the next two years!
Working here these last few months has been nothing short of a whirlwind, in the best way possible. I wear many hats in my position here, assisting with advocacy, communications, marketing, supervising the girls’ blossoming business (kimonos and jewelry!) in our new office at the Diocese, English classes, computer classes, and pretty much any other areas that need extra help. My favorite aspect of working here is just spending time with all of the girls. They teach me about life, love and courage (and Kiswahili!). These girls have my heart!
Thank you for all of your support, love & prayers.
For now, my goal is to raise $500 per month in order to support my monthly costs here and put money aside for a plane ticket home (eventually - can be up to $1000) and have a small savings in case of an emergency. The target amount would cover my salary for a year.
I have used my own money for plane tickets coming here twice in the past few months, for my work and residence permit ($1000), and for monthly costs for the past four months here. With no income, as you could imagine, my savings have drained quite a bit!
It is a goal for Courage to be able to give me a salary in the next year, but right now that isn't possible. I trust that God will provide for me and for Courage in this time!