Path to Africa was set up in 2006 and is primarily involved in accommodating volunteers and managing projects in the local town. We are located in Moshi, Tanzania. This is a medium-sized town in the north of Tanzania located at the base of Kilimanjaro. High rates of HIV/AIDs, malaria-related deaths and unemployment have left many of the people in the area in need. There are many opportunities to volunteer in Moshi. These include teaching at small, basic nursery, primary and secondary schools at a local level, helping at orphanages, working at mobile health clinics, educating locals on the causes and preventative measures of HIV/AIDs, etc. Generally volunteers come to Moshi in one of two ways. Some come on specific placements, such as social workers or doctors to the local hospital. Others come through the large international volunteer networks such as i-to-i, CCS, etc. These companies charge huge amounts of money, very little of which, if any, ends up going towards the projects. Path to Africa is a small organisation that provides accommodation and project placement, or information on the various projects at which volunteers can donate their time and skills. We run a number of projects within the town. Volunteers are needed for many roles including teaching, project planning, construction and fundraising. Path to Africa are also involved with a local women’s' group that provides aid to women and children in rural villages and access to medical attention. This group carries out HIV and health awareness programs along with seminars to promote the rights of women and children. Along with the projects we run, we also have connections with local groups such as a women's group, a secondary school and other local orphanages (in total about 15 projects which we send volunteer to). We will help you find a placement suited to you, give you advise and provide you with accommodation, breakfast and dinner and a comfortable hostel in which to relax and meet other volunteers. This organisation was set up in order to allow volunteers to come and help without being ripped off. The hostel can accommodate up to 24 people and our volunteers come from all over the world. We charge only for the accommodation, not for volunteering at projects, as we do not believe that it is right that volunteers should pay for the opportunity to help others. Therefore, those who stay with us will spend approximately 1000+ dollars less per month than they would should they have booked through the larger profit-making organisations. We believe that any money you wish to donate should come straight from you directly to the projects and so the money the volunteer saves can be spent or donated in any way that he/she decides. To chat personally about a placement with us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will reply within 24 hours. For more information about our projects look up www.pathtoafrica.com or www.hostelhoff.com.