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Support the Education of Women & Girls in Tanzania

Help us complete the Lynn Bretsnyder Women's Centre in Mkonoo Village

$42,511 raised

$45,000 goal

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Terrawatu is raising funds to complete a very special place, located in Mkonoo Village, Tanzania

The Lynn Bretsnyder Women's Centre is a dream come true for many people and is the culmination of over 20 years of Terrawatu's work rooted in Maasai communities in East Africa.

When Terrawatu's longtime Board Member Lynn Bretsnyder passed away in 2021, she left a portion of her estate to Terrawatu. Our whole team in Tanzania agreed that the best use of these funds would be to create this Women's Centre, a legacy of a woman deeply committed to empowering women and girls, and a champion of Mother Earth.

The Women's Centre addresses many of the most pressing global issues of our time and harnesses solutions in a way that is truly transformational. These include:

  • peer-to-peer education on women's and children's rights and family planning strategies
  • enactment of new agricultural technologies at adjacent permaculture farm to address climate changes and increase food security
  • increase small business development by providing workshop space for traditional handicrafts
  • increase local incomes so children can go to good schools
  • less people will seek to migrate when they are able to live comfortably on their homeland

A fundraising event was held at the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove, Florida on May 4, 2023 because Lynn Bretsnyder was a beloved member of this club and the Terrawatu USA team is collaborating with members to develop a partnership, a 'sister club' relationship linking Coconut Grove and Mkonoo, Tanzania.

This campaign here is the online giving page for those who attended the event and for everyone from around the world who would like to support this project.

With a donation of $5,000 or more, your name will be engraved on one of the Tanga stones on the façade of the Centre.