Serving Orphans in Moshi, Tanzania

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KITAA

Kilimanjaro International Tanzania Aid Agency

Facts about Moshi

Kitaa Hope Home is in southwest Moshi, in the Kilimanjaro Region in north Tanzania bordering Kenya, central Africa.

 

It is served by Kilimanjaro International Airport which is a 45minute drive from Moshi.

 

Moshi municipality has a population of 184,292 according to the 2012 census. It is  is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano that is the highest mountain in Africa. The municipality covers just 23 square miles and is the smallest municipality in Tanzania by area.

 

Education:

Moshi along with the rest of the country has universal primary education. Kilimanjaro Region, which includes Moshi, had the second highest female literacy rate and the third highest male literacy rate among Tanzania's 26 regions. Moshi also hosts a number of higher education facilities.

 

Medical Care:

The main private hospital in the area is the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), a zonal referral hospital. This complex has more than 450 beds and serves a population of over 11 million individuals. The Good Samaritan Foundation of Tanzania founded KCMC in March 1971.

 

 

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Kitaa Hope Home, Moshi, Tanzania

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The primary public hospital in Moshi is the Mawenzi Regional Hospital, which started sometime before 1920 as a small dispensary for German soldiers and became a hospital in 1956. The hospital has about 300 beds but is severely underfunded. In late 2010, its surgical services were suspended indefinitely by the Government and Private Hospitals Inspection Committee of the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

 

Other:

Moshi open market has been for decades a regional hub for commodities such as clothing, merchandise, fresh food, and household items.

 

Tourism:

Moshi hosts several cultural tourism programs operating on the lower slopes of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. Moshi also serves as the base for many expeditions up the mountain, with climbers staying in nearby hotels and employing local residents as guides, porters, and cooks. Tourism is an important source of employment.

 

Industry & Agriculture & Climate & more: please see Wikipedia!