Juice for the Future

OUR STORY

ETI is a professional volunteer NGO partnering with developing communities in Tanzania. Together, we established KARUCO College in Karagwe, erected its Solar Array to provide power and provided Micro-Enterprise Loans (MELs) to jump-start businesses. Now we work to stand up the Food Processing Plant so KARUCO and area farmers can process raw crops and earn income. ETI is in the top 1% of U.S. nonprofits.

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ETI IN KARAGWE

ETI visited Karagwe January 19 - 27 for the ETI/KAD Summit. BE Design, ELPELA Engineers, Elgoodness Construction joined us to hammer out steps to construct the ROC. ETI toured KARUCO, the Solar Array and visited the Micro-Enterprise Loan (MEL) businesses. We remembered Mel Breed, friend to ETI and Karagwe. Visit the ETI blog to learn more. Click below.

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ETI partners with developing communities in Tanzania to promote and sustain social and economic prosperity through education.

ETI and Tanzanian Partner, KAD, joined hands to establish Karagwe College which opened in 2018 on 1000 acres. Since 2020's first graduation, KARUCO now has 167 entrepreneurial alumni specializing in modern business and services in agriculture. ETI, KAD and partners are expanding upon their successes by building the Rural Opportunity Center (BE Design Architects, NY). Through the ROC, KARUCO grads and area farmers will start or grow businesses and gain access to viable markets. To support such efforts, ETI has initiated the Micro-Enterprise Loan (MEL) Program that has jumpstarted nine new entrepreneurial businesses in Karagwe. EVS Engineering (Minnesota), ETI, KAD and RESCO Solar (Tanzania) designed and installed the KARUCO Solar and Storage system which provides consistent power to the university. Success is everywhere.

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1. Our Current Work: JUICE for THE FUTURE!

Drawings by BE Design, NY. Currently, Karagwe’s farmers grow some of the most delicious pineapple in the world but earn less than $1.25 per day. They toil with hand-hoes, walk or bike their harvest to local markets, and as local markets burst with the same crop, yields often rot or farmers sell to 'middle-persons' who exploit them.

ETI and partners are changing this. 

The people of Karagwe want help getting food processing to bring economic vitality to their region. ETI and partners, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Karagwe Diocese (KAD) and BE Design Architects (NY), have cleared the site, have plans, approvals and the framework for a sound operation. Now, we seek funds to build.

 

 

Click on the image of Bishop Bagonza

to be inspired to "Help Build Rural

Opportunity Centers (ROCs) Now" (5 min). 

 

Local solutions: Global support.


2. Our Current Work: KARUCO SOLAR & STORAGE

Your donations along with funding from EVS CARES have enabled ETI, KAD, EVS Engineering (MN) and RESCO Solar (TZ( to design and install the KARUCO Solar and Storage System (25KW). The 64 panel utility scale system is powering up KARUCO's buildings, water pumps and entrepreneurial campus initiatives. KARUCO's geographical location is near the equator and the abundance of sunshine makes it a great candidate for solar energy. Help ETI expand upon KARUCO Solar. Water and power should not be luxuries.

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Click on the top image to tune in to a 6' video: Karagwe's thanks for KARUCO Solar (1'50").

3. Our Current Work: The MEL Program                       Micro-Enterprise Loans

ETI donor support goes to the KARUCO graduates who start up entrepreneurial ag businesses in Karagwe. Five new businesses were jump-started in early 2023: Agrovet, Grain Supply, Sunflower Processing, Beef Fattening and Pig Production. Four more were started in Summer, 2023: Rice Supply, Brickmaking, IT and Electrical Supports and Pineapple Production. All start ups have begun loan repayment. Loans are paid back in 1.5 years to be 'recycled' and used to start up another new business. Help ETI support entrepreneurialism and economic growth in Karagwe. The MEL Program is named after the late Mel Breed, ETI Board Emeritus and friend to Karagwe.

Click on the sunflower image to see a (6') video showing the MEL Program in action.

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What ETI Supporters Say

Christel Ngani

Christel Ngani

Technical Program Manager, Google

This project brings strength to generations of Africans.

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Natalie Brenner

Director of Operations, PTP

I'm thrilled to have found this special organization.

Dr Willey

David Willey, M.D.

Pres, Valley Family Practice (former)

This is a most worthwhile project!

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Elgoodness Emmanuel

Engineer, Construction Manager

ETI gives women opportunity.

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Rev. Dr. Benson Bagonza

Bishop

ETI & KAD's faith and sacrifice bring vision to reality. 

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Hon Kjell Bergh

Consul to the Republic of Tanzania (ret)

Rural Opportunity Centers will improve gender equity, health and incomes.

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Vision Bagonza

Medical Student

The ones who suffer most from poverty are women.

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Sophia Kanyamwenge

Academic Administrator, KARUCO

ETI's strong projects help fulfill Karagwe's vision.

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Sam Kayongo

Director, IFC, Tanzania

WE HAVE GREAT HOPE IN Karagwe!

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Dennis Dease

President, University of St. Thomas (ret)

Educate Tanzania helps banish poverty of spirit.

Rev Jackson

Pastor Jackson (ret)

Co-Founder: Bweranyange Girls School

We need opportunity centers so youth can make a living.

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Dan Edgerton

Water Resource Engineer, Stantec

Thank you for allowing us to contribute to efforts in Tanzania.

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Duane (Digger) Carey

NASA Shuttle Pilot (ret)

This project has my full support and will make our entire world a better place.

Curt LARSON

Dr. Curt Larson

Professor Emeritus, University of WI

Donations are used honestly and efficiently.

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Norma Bergquist (late)

Educator (ret)

Traveling to Tanzania with ETI was the highlight of my life. 

Katabaro

Dr. Katabaro

Principal, Karagwe University College

We need KARUCO because it is the way out of poverty.

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Dennis Kim

Owner, EVS Engineering

Only education will have any lasting impact on the people.

Rachel Vipond

Rachel Vipond

Senior Content Manager, MXM

I'm amazed by how quickly ETI can make big ideas a reality.

Linda

Linda Mambo

Department of Planning, KAD

Karagwe realizes its dreams as ETI and KAD plan a better tomorrow.

Bernard Amadei

Bernard Amadei

Founder Engineers W/O Borders USA

Capacity is strengthened by local skills and external assistance.

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Elizabeth Leitch-Sell

Small Business Owner

A non-profit that is motivated purely to help those less fortunate!

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Geet Bhatt, Senior Associate

OGCI Climate Investments

Educate Tanzania brings significant change.

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Char Saley

Educator (ret)

Educate Tanzania is making MANY dreams come true!

Mel BREED

Mel Breed (late)

Owner, Brotoloc (former)

ETI accomplishes what they say, and their accountability is top notch.