Easing The Pain Of

HopeCare organization was initiated in 2008 by three young motivated individuals (Paul Wilson, Moses Elifuraha and Nancy Purkin) who were inspired to contribute towards government efforts on poverty reduction. The organization started as a social group to help the most vulnerable groups in Arusha region. Through own monthly contributions by the founders, we managed to provide support to poor families and orphanage centres in Arusha municipality (mostly food, clothes and school fees support). All of these efforts were in line to HopeCare signature which is “Easing the Pain of poverty among the vulnerable communities”.

In 2010, based on the growing demand and an inspiration to continue serving the community in a more meaningful way; the first meeting was held with a main agenda of formalizing the registration of the organization so that it can secure more funding in order to reach the wide community in a very strategic manner. As a result, on 5th of March 2012, HopeCare was formally registered under the Societies Ordinance as a nongovernmental organization with registration number 00NGO/00005291 through which it continued to excel and expand its operations focusing on the following program interventions; Economic Empowerment, Education, Health, Human Rights and Advocacy.

Since then, with collaborative efforts of other development partners; HopeCare has managed to impact the lives of the most vulnerable communities in variety of ways as detailed below:


  • Through Support Albino through Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Project, HopeCare has managed to empower over 435 albino women and girls with advocacy and economic empowerment targeting to reduce incidences of gender-based violence. Through them a total of 2400 community members have been reached, sensitized and mobilized to support women empowerment. Working with relevant stakeholders, Schools, and local government authorities, we have managed to raise awareness and advocate for rights and services of albino women and girls.
  • HopeCare’s Functional Adult Literacy program has taught over 250 Maasai women with relevant knowledge and skills for self-empowerment and poverty reduction in Longido and Monduli districts. At program end, each participating member had an understanding of their rights, enhanced community support systems and inbuilt capacities for lobbying and advocacy
  • HopeCare achieved similar results for 12 villages in Kilimanjaro region (2013), where 12 model watchdog groups, 2 Women Forums and 85 community paralegals trained and supported to provide legal support for survivors of violence.
  • The Participatory Electoral Strengthening and Accountability (PESA) Project has managed to reach out to 75 local government authorities, 250 women, 214 men, 65 women councilors and over 457 youth.