When Halima became seriously sick last year, her sister managed to borrow some money so that Halima could be admitted to hospital. But as her treatment progressed, the hospital bills started mounting, and Halima’s sister was struggling to find more people to help her. When she approached Kijana Kwanza for assistance, we arranged for the payment of her last hospital bill, which was Tsh. 288,500 (£96/$124). The total cost of her treatment was much, much more.
Every child or young person will become sick at some point. But the only way for disadvantaged children and young people to have access to free healthcare in Tanzania is by purchasing medical insurance via the National Insurance Health Fund (NHIF), which is subsidised by the Tanzanian government.
The cost of NHIF medical insurance is £20/$25 per year, but for low-income families that survive on informal work, even this is amount is unaffordable.
“A Gift of Good Health” is our annual campaign to provide medical insurance for the children and young people in our care – both those living at our shelter as well as those in the community.
Can you give a child or young person “A Gift of Good Health” by donating £20/$25?
How to Donate
Quick Donation Link
To make a quick donation by credit/debit card or PayPal click here.
Preferred Donation Method
Paying via credit/debit card or PayPal incurs a cost of up to 2.5%, which is charged to us. To avoid these charges, please consider making a bank transfer to:
Account Name: Kijana Kwanza (Young People First)
Bank Name: Barclays Plc
Sort Code: 20-92-63
Account Number: 03806030
Reference: Medical Insurance
UK Donors – PLEASE Read On…
Remember, if you are a UK taxpayer your donation is eligible for Gift Aid, which means that we receive an additional 25% at no cost to you! If you donate £20, we will actually receive £25!
However, if you are donating by bank transfer, you will need to complete a Gift Aid Declaration separately by clicking here. It only takes 30 seconds! (If you’ve already completed it once, you don’t need to do it again).