Women & Youth Empowerment

WEHAF (Widows Encouragement & HIV/AIDS Foundation)

WEHAF (Widows Encouragement & HIV/AIDS Foundation)

The WEHAF Project

The Widows Encouragement & HIV/AIDS Foundation (WEHAF) was founded by Teresia Mollel and currently works with 132 women. This Non-Governmental Organisation focuses on advocacy and works on the joint issues of social justice and economic empowerment.

WEHAF wants to fundamentally change the lives of the women involved. We aim to provide them with the necessary environment, the knowledge, and the confidence for them to be able to earn a living and take on leadership roles in their local communities.

WEHAF Viva Tanzania volunteering
WEHAF Viva Tanzania volunteering
WEHAF Viva Tanzania volunteering

Your Work

Volunteer experience video:

WEHAF widows encouragement volunteering

Schedule & Projects

The projects at WEHAF include sewing and baking classes, vegetable, microfinanzing and a paper bag project, producting of liquid soap,  a day care for the children called the Elimu project, and many more.

Sewing class: from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Day care: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 5 days a week. The lessons are held in English.

Volunteer work

There is plenty to do for volunteers:

  • Community education on the impact of HIV/AIDS
  • Teaching English
  • Entrepreneurship training for women
  • Teaching women about micro-finance
  • Creating and implementing new marketing strategies
  • Developing a fundraising strategy
  • Collecting donations and finding sponsors
  • Writing proposals
  • Working on the website and social media pages
  • Helping in the sewing class
  • Helping in the Day Care
  • Teaching mamas about nutrition
  • Outreach for the Elimu project

No prior experience required

You should have a passion for human rights, education in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention, hygiene, and sanitation. However, everyone is welcome to WEHAF and no prior experience is required. Any skills, experiences & knowledge you do have and would like to contribute will always be appreciated.


WEHAF is located 8 kilometres from the hostel and can be accessed via public transport.

Founder’s interview:


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"What an incredible experience in WEHAF. From the moment my friends and I applied to this volunteer project we had support. We had all our questions answered in a timely manner since day 1 of our application. On our arrival, we immediately felt comfortable and most importantly safe. Our hostel was always tidy due to our amazing Mamas (who are doing excellent job at keeping the hostel presentable) and were able to accommodate my friends and I’s request to be together in one room. We were guided to the town on our first day and taught us how to get around from our hostel to our volunteer project. They told us all the necessary information needed to get by. In the hostel there are other volunteers under Viva Tanzania who stay in the hostel. We definitely got along and also enhanced our first volunteer experience. Everyone gave invaluable tips! Our volunteer project was amazing!! These ladies had so much ambition/ potential, they can go far in this world! I can confidently say all the previous and present volunteers have made an impact on them- emotionally, physically and mentally/ intellectually. On the weekends, we were able to arrange crazy fun activities which other volunteers from other projects under Viva Tanzania NGO can join. I highly recommend this project to anyone and I would definitely go back!"
Maren, 26
WEHAF Viva Tanzania volunteering
WEHAF Viva Tanzania volunteering
WEHAF Viva Tanzania volunteering
WEHAF Viva Tanzania
WEHAF Viva Tanzania
WEHAF Viva Tanzania

Project price

2 weeks:650€
3 weeks:850€
4 weeks:1.050€
Every additional week:200€


You can choose between a single room or four-bed room in the hostel.

Project length

The minimum stay is two weeks. Due to visa regulations you can spend a maximum of two years as a volunteer in Tanzania.

Let your adventure to start

Book your place now

Are you interested in the project? Fill out the registration form and we will start planning your stay.
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