“Mama Loy” in a mission to take care of “wazee wa Nunge”
part of TAWAH’s tradition of celebrating Nyerere Day (14/10/2019), this
year we decided to visit the Nunge Home for Elderly, in Kigamboni, Dar
es Salaam. Mwalimu Nyerere established the Nunge Home for Elderly in
1936 and it currently houses 24 wazee, 9 women and 15 men. It was a
blessing to be able to spend time with our wazee who have done a lot for
our country, but now they need us. Our wazee need our support, love
and care. Our wazee have so many stories from different parts of
Tanzania that they shared some with us. As a small gesture of love and
appreciation, the TAWAH team raised funds and bought a cow (mama Loy)
who is six months pregnant and collected clothes that were handed over
to our wazee on November 10, 2019. Our wazee, with the help of their
caretaker, will be able to look after mama Loy and improve their lives
through keeping active and getting fresh milk.
“Those who have received the privilege of education have a duty to repay back to community by serving others” (J. K. Nyerere)
Tanzania Women Architects for Humanity (TAWAH) was formed by Tanzanian women architects and scientists committed to enhancing social justice by mobilizing women to spearhead building adequate shelter in marginalized communities.