Environment & Sustainable Living

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Mwika, Moshi - Tanzanie

Environnement - Social

  • Chantier International
  • 28-04-2019 - 04-05-2019
  • 8 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 250 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: UV.A-1911


Environment and sustainable living is a project that has been implemented in the area for more the three years now. The community is sharing boarder with the forest around Mount Kilimanjaro which attracts a big dependency on this important conserved forest. Majority of the community members living around the sloops are usually work in agriculture growing coffee, bananas and other food crops. A good number of families still have traditionally cooked their meals on the ground in the house over an open flame. As a traditional house usually has only one room, the whole house is filled with smoke before and after meals. The smoke is thick and stays in the house as only a little hole in the roof allows for ventilation. As a result, acute respiratory and eye diseases are a significant problem for women and children. Additionally, this traditional form of cooking requires large amounts of firewood, which puts pressure on the Mount Kilimanjaro forest and is thus a major contributor to climate change. This project is therefore working towards initiatives to reduce pressure to the forest through promotion of healthy and energy serve stoves.



Environment and Sustainable living volunteers will be engaged in the outlined activities: Community Tree nurse: Assisting in establishment and management community tree nursery. This will involve collecting of indigenous trees seeds, medicinal plants and herbs to create a demo plot for educational purpose. Building and Installation of stoves: - Working with locals to build and install simple energy server stoves in their households. The stoves will be built in few houses as demonstration for the rest of the community to copy. The technology is very simple and volunteers will receive training on how to do it. Community support: Assist in visiting senior women especial those who have been affected by the old way of cooking and support their home activities. (Home-based care)

Logement & Nourriture

Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation. We will have kitchen volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing. (Vegetation meals will be available). Accommodation: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.

Emplacement & Temps libre

In the sloops of the highest Mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro) lies a small village/town called Mwika. The community is located along the highway to Kenya boarder (Tarakea). Majority of community members are involved in coffee and banana farming, diary, fruits and vegetable production. Small minority are involved with petty trade and micro finance business. Ten kilometers to west is Marangu town, the starting point for Mount Kilimanjaro climbers. It is a bit touristic and most of the supplies needed on the daily life are available including Bank Machines, Post office, Supermarket, and communication facilities. Saturdays, Fridays and Public holidays are considered free time for volunteers to explore what the regions can offer them in term of cultural and natural attractions. Being in Northern Tanzania known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attraction you will have a good number of options:- Cultural & Eco tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Masai in Arusha and the neighbouring regions. Wild-life safari - Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks Mountain Climbing- (Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others. Water side relaxation: Lake Chala, water falls etc.


Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life? Others: Potential volunteer in this project shall the one who is interested in Nature and conservation actions. You need to be a person who want to work outdoor, getting dirty and enjoy touching the soil and be friend with trees and other plants. Invitation letter: You need to have official invitation letter from UVIKIUTA before starting visas application process and fights booking. Engagement contract: This document need to be signed before starting visas application and flights booking process. Visas: Visas can be obtained at the airport on arrival, boarder entries, and Tanzania Embassies and consulate nearest to you. Present the invitation letter to receive the right visas for your project. Vaccination and medical service: Visit your doctor for medical information and requirements before coming. Do not trust much internet information. Please keep in mind that according to Tanzanian law, volunteers who want to do their projects in Tanzania will have to get business visa that costs 250€

Notes Supplémentaires

Nearest Airport:- Kilimanjaro International Airport Pick up service: On arrival in Tanzania, you will be picked up by UVIKIUTA staff/volunteer, or Transport service provider agent. Provide your travel information at least seven working days before the project start to allow time to manage all logistics to welcome you to Tanzania. Please be advised that, we can only provide pick services from the following points:- Kilimanjaro International Airport Moshi Main bus terminal Any other accommodation facility within Moshi town centre Note: You deserve one complementary pick up service- when the second one apply a volunteer is asked to contribute to the transportation cost. Going directly to the project site is discouraged Meeting point, date and time: Volunteers will be picked In front Moshi town Lutheran Church Cathedral opposite Moshi Bus terminal on the 28th April 2019 at 15:00 Hrs. Local time. If you wish to arrive earlier in Moshi/Kilimanjaro you may wish to reserve accommodation by your own or ask for help from us.