Evaline Richard

Ondokea Foundation sponsored Evaline Richard, who completed a 9-month course at Eureka Cosmetology College, graduating in only 4 months! She was a teaching assistant at the college during her last 2 months. She is currently teaching cosmetology in Arusha.


Evaline is a single mother of one child. Her dream is to open her own beauty salon. Ondokea Foundation will help her fulfill her dream to become fully self-sufficient.

Elizabeth Kakema

Every girl deserves the opportunity to go to school. Various factors contribute to why girls do not get basic education in Tanzania. Teenage pregnancy – frequently by rape – is a common reason many girls do not attend school. Being sold into marriage and poverty are other factors. Ondokea Foundation supports Elizabeth and sends her to Catholic High School to prevent her from being raped, the fate of many young Tanzanian girls and women. Elizabeth graduated in November 2019. She plans to become a doctor. 

Veronica Kapelega

Veronica Emmanuel Kapelega is currently a student at Institute of Rural Development Planning in Mwanza Tanzania. She is pursuing a degree in community development. Your support of Veroinca will help fund her tuition, housing, transportation, food, and other living expenses while in college. There are many needs and wants that come with a college education, even after a full scholarship.

Matilda Kapelega

Many young and adult women struggle to find start-up funds to launch their business ideas. They need opportunity and a practical path to become economically independent. Matilda is a single mother of five children. She currently resides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ondokea foundation will provide capital to help Matilda set up a small cafeteria in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. This will enable her to start and expand her business, become self-reliant, and create employment for others.

While the problem of accessing safe and clean water occurs throughout the world, Tanzania seems to be more afflicted. The Tanzanian government is committed to achieving universal access to clean water, but so far actions are far from reality, especially in rural villages. Ondokea Foundation opened its first well, bringing fresh clean water to the nearby village. Fresh clean water is scarce in Tanzania.


Many villagers have only polluted water to drink. Traveling to freshwater sources is unsafe. Young women are frequently raped and young children are often kidnapped and sold into slavery while traveling many miles for freshwater. A TOP PRIORITY for Ondokea Foundation is to open many more freshwater wells to serve local communities. YOUR DONATIONS WILL HELP!

Ida Francis  Lekewe

Single mother Ida Francis Lekewe finished high school and thereafter stayed at home for two years, unable to find a job. Ida decided to utilize her skill braiding hair to generate a little income. She approached Ondokea Foundation for assistance to attend Eureka Cosmetic College in Arusha to advance her braiding and cosmetic skills. Ondokea Foundation helped Ida enroll in a certificate program where she is progressing well. Ida wants to open her own Hair Saloon & Barbershop in Maji ya Chai, Arusha, Tanzania. Ida lives with her family and her daughter in Arusha.