Tag: Tanzania

11/02/09

Food for Thought: Mwangaza Tanzania

For many children with disabilities in Tanzania’s remote villages, Mwangaza (“beacon” in Swahili) is a lifeline to essential medical services. Founder/director Paula Gremley and Amiri Bakari take their  Land Cruiser (funded in part by grants from Rex in 2003 and 2004) on “outreach safaris,” seeking out seriously ill children and those with correctable deformities. Once they’ve located these children and assessed their needs, they work with medical and other aid organizations in the area to transport the young patients to the Tanzanian city of Arusha for treatment and corrective surgery.