About Us

Unlocking Hope, Transforming Lives

Welcome to the Ilula Orphan Program, a beacon of hope, compassion, and empowerment for the most vulnerable in our community. Registered in 1998 and founded by visionary leader Berit Skaare, our organization is committed to creating a brighter future for the people of Ilula and its neighboring areas.

Our Journey of Compassion

At the heart of our mission is the belief that every individual, regardless of their circumstances, deserves access to quality education, counseling, and socioeconomic empowerment. Our journey began over two decades ago, driven by the desire to make a profound impact on the lives of those in need.

Over the years, we’ve witnessed remarkable stories of resilience, transformation, and hope. From providing safe homes and educational opportunities for orphaned children to empowering women to create sustainable livelihoods, our programs have touched the lives of many.

Our Vision

To build a healthy, educated, economically empowered, and socially developed Tanzanian community.

We envision a future where the people of Tanzania thrive, where education is accessible to all, where women are empowered, and where socioeconomic development knows no boundaries. Our vision is one of hope, progress, and inclusivity.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for quality education, counseling, and socioeconomic empowerment with a special emphasis on marginalized communities to eliminate discrimination and create sustainable communities.

Our mission is the driving force behind everything we do. It’s a commitment to inclusivity, equality, and long-term community development. We believe that by creating opportunities and eliminating discrimination, we can build sustainable communities that thrive.

Our Core Values

Our values guide us in our journey:

  • Commitment: We are steadfast in our dedication to making a difference.
  • Volunteerism: Our volunteers are the heart of our organization.
  • Cooperation: Collaboration is essential for achieving lasting change.
  • Integrity: We uphold honesty, trustworthiness, and ethical conduct.
  • Transparency: Openness is vital to maintaining trust with our supporters.
  • Honesty: We communicate truthfully and openly with all stakeholders.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and decisions.
  • Respect: We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Our Departments

  1. Most Vulnerable Children: We provide holistic care and support to the most vulnerable children, offering safe homes, education, healthcare, and a nurturing environment.

  2. Education and Culture: We promote education and cultural enrichment, empowering children to develop academically, culturally, and socially.

  3. Women and Empowerment: We empower women through training and support, enabling them to create sustainable livelihoods and foster economic independence.

  4. Fundraising: Our dedicated fundraising team works tirelessly to secure resources for our programs, ensuring our mission thrives.

Our Diverse Investments

To further our mission of self-sustainability, we have diversified our investments:

  • Farming: We cultivate crops to provide fresh, nutritious food and generate income.
  • Fishing: Responsible fishing practices supplement our food supply and income.
  • Mobile Money Services: We offer secure mobile money services for financial inclusion.
  • Shops: Our shops provide essential goods and services to support our programs.
  • Block Machine Projects: We contribute to local construction and employment opportunities.
  • Restaurants: Our restaurants serve delicious meals and generate income for our initiatives.

Join Our Cause

We invite you to explore our website and discover the stories of hope, resilience, and transformation that define the Ilula Orphan Program. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of those we serve, and together, we can build a more inclusive and prosperous future for our community.

Whether you choose to donate, volunteer, or simply spread the word about our mission, your involvement is a valuable contribution to our cause. With your support, we can continue to create hope, transform lives, and build a brighter tomorrow.

Unlocking Hope. Transforming Lives.

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Managing Director
Phone: +255 767 337 763
Email: Edson.Msigwa@ioptanzania.org 


P. O Box 151 Mazombe, Iringa,Tanzania

Email: post@ioptanzania.org

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