Wednesday, September 19

Tigo invests in social entrepreneur project to benefit children

At the heart of this programme is a social benefit for children.  Tigo proposes to provide salary support of 25,000usd per year to 3 social entrepreneurs a year for three years.  That would mean nine entrepreneurs would stand a chance to enter the programme.  Each entrepreneur must  follow the guidelines and requirements Tigo has set up, and their performance and progress would be gauged against Key Performance Indicators each year.  There will be a period of incubation and mentorship as well.

What we as a country stand to gain, is after 3 years the social enterprises may be in the position to lift their businesses off the ground, become sustainable and provide social benefit to children for many years into the future.

If you're a social entrepreneur and want to hand in your proposal, visit any Tigo Customer Service centre for details, or visit to apply online.

Great initiative, Tigo, keep it up.

Read details in Kiswahili below:

Monday, September 10


A shy, happy Sadra Hassan (9) was one of  30 children living with disability in Zanzibar who received wheelchairs from Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd., of Canada and their Tanzanian Joint Venture company, Wigu Hill Mining Company Limited on Saturday September 8, 2012. The wheelchairs, specifically designed for children, were manufactured by Wheelchairs For Kids of Australia.

‘We are delighted to be able to extend our assistance to the children on the Isles and be part of improving the quality of life for them, their parents and guardians. Today marks the commencement of a broader program where a further 130 wheelchairs will be distributed to children in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro Region.’ said Montero County Manager, Grant Pierce.

The handover was officiated at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Stone Town, Zanzibar who sourced the recipients and arranged the event.

‘Rotary is involved in a number of community projects in Zanzibar and we regard children with disabilities as amongst the most needy in our society. This is a wonderful day for them,’ said Rotarian Stephi Said.

The chairs are an improved design on the conventional wheelchair, have better maneuverability and are fully adjustable so can be fitted to each child’s size and needs.