We don’t plan on taking a lot of “stuff” to Tanzania. Most of what we need there, we will buy there. We want to support the local economy, and we don’t want to pay a lot of shipping costs to take things from America.
However, there are some things that we just can’t get over there, or what we can get isn’t good quality. It makes good sense to take some good quality things that we will use all the time.
Below, you will find a list of things that we think we need. Some of these, we will buy over there; others we will try to buy here and ship over. We are posting this list for two reasons:
- We hope our friends will give us feedback. We know many people with a lot of experience in missions and in Africa. What have we missed? What could/should we do without?
- Many people have expressed an interest in helping with something specific. Think of it as a housewarming party, but you don’t have to come to Africa to participate. If you would commit to purchasing something on the list, let us know and we will mark those things off the list.
- If it’s in green, we will try to buy it in Tanzania. If it’s in red, we have already bought it, but would appreciate help paying for it.
|Bed Sheets (Queen size)||$45|
|Thread for sewing Coates & Clark, Mettler, Gütterman (or similar brand) all-purpose thread||$50|
|Stove: 3 burner cooktop||$150|
|Solar Panels (x10)||$150|
|High Wattage 110 volt Inverters (x2)||$250|
|High Wattage 220 volt Inverters (x2)||$250|
|Bed in a box-queen||$300|
|Smart Phone (x2)||$500|
|Stove with oven||$1400|
|Yeti (or similar) Cooler||$600|
|Registration expenses for US 501c3 corporation||$1000|
|Rainwater Storage Tanks (4)||$2000|
|Registration expenses for TZ Non- profit Corporation||$2000|
|Language school (x2)||$3500|
|20 foot container||$3500|
|House renovations for Rainwater Collection system||$10,000|