About the story
Here you will not only support these two sherpas but the TAITA Foundation too in order that we can facilitate the work with the orphans in Kenya.
The sherpas were born in Komalyangoe village, Tanzania: Erasme Matemu was born on 8 April 1992 and Paul Mosha on 2 November 1992. They went to the same primary school since then they are friends. They respect each other’s religion and they love their country. As their parents had no money, they couldn’t go on higher education, but they are energetic, young Tanzanians and now they work hard as sherpas.
Their main responsibilities while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are to carry 20 kg and to walk 8-12 km daily depending on the route and when they reach the camp. Every time they put up all the tents, and if there is something to cook for the crew as lunch, they prepare it, then wait for dinner, and they sleep. Next days are the same walking with 20 kg on their backs, plus their own stuff measuring 8-13 kg. It is not easy, but they don't have other opportunities, they need to do this work. There are many risks as many people die on the mountain doing this job.
They face altitude sickness, raining and snowing every day. They are not paid the minimum wage due to the taxes, companies pay. Their plan is to stop climbing and collect enough money to establish a new business. They will open a "clothes & shoe shop" in Arusha, and all the products will be imported from Kenya, China and from Europe. The main aims are to grow the business and change their lives economically.
To succeed they need the capital of minimum USD 10000. Please support Erasme and Paul to make their dream come true.