Arusha Profile

Arusha is a city in the region of northeast Tanzania. Arusha would be like what Tampa is to Florida. It is a major city but it’s not the largest. The city of Arusha has a population of about 450,000, so it’s a bit larger than Tampa. It is a destination landmark to safaris in the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, etc. There is prosperity in Arusha, particularly among the people who own the services that take care of safari tourists. Unfortunately, there is significant income disparity. Many districts are very poor. Sokoni 1, the birthplace of Jordan Peloubet, has a population of about 50,000 and is the poorest area of Arusha. The average income is less than $20 per week. This income primarily comes from manual labor or small shops and roadside markets. There are few government services provided to the population, and even fewer recreational opportunities for children. Soccer, the favorite sport, is played with a tightly wrapped-up ball of rags and plastic bags on a rocky, uneven patch of dirt. Sometimes, while dodging cars on a muddy street. Even for children lucky enough to attend school, the thought of a proper field is a dream too big for them to imagine. We think the children of Sokoni 1 should have this dream. And we think you can help make it come true.