A key ingredient in the success of Rotary projects is collaboration. What cannot be accomplished by individuals can be completed through the combined efforts of many Rotarians. What a single club cannot do, two or more cooperating clubs can. In the case of RotaryforNothernTanzania, funding so far has come from 18 clubs in Rotary District 5160 and one club from the Kilimanjaro region of northern Tanzania.
Lead clubs are the Chico Rotary Club (California, USA), and Moshi Rotary Club (Tanzania). Collaborating clubs provide not only funding but expertise in planning and implementing projects. Additional funding comes from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and from Rotary District 5160.
Rotarians from Chico Rotary Club and from District 5160 partner clubs have traveled several times in recent years to northern Tanzania to build cross-national partnerships and to help plan and implement the projects. Continuous communication has been maintained through e-mail contacts.
Top: Will Bono of Chico Rotary Club (California, USA) and Village Executive Officer Paul Shappy, Nyumba ya Mungu, Tanzania.
Bottom: Gary Manwill of Paradise Rotary Club (California, USA) and an employee of Maji Block Company installing rain gutters at Stefan Moshi Memorial University College, Mwika, Tanzania.