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Give A Heart To Africa is a non-profit organization based in Moshi, Tanzania.  It is registered with the governments of both Canada and Tanzania.  GHTA was founded in April 2009 by Monika Fox, a Czech-Canadian.   Monika had a successful career in business in Canada – first for a for-profit company and later in the non-profit sector.  After volunteering in, and travelling to, several countries in Africa she realized how incredibly imbalanced the opportunities for women are versus women in Canada.  As a woman who was given every opportunity – including free education and the chance to go to university – she believes that every woman deserves the same opportunities that she had for a life involving fulfilling work and the ability to provide for a family.

Monika had volunteered with a charity that helped women in Tanzania for 3 months in 2007.  She fell in love with the country and its people, and grew to appreciate the needs of women here.  She felt passionately about returning to Tanzania and founding her own charity.  Monika had built a network of local friends which she knew she could rely on when starting GHTA. Tanzania is also a young but stable democracy and one of the safest countries in Africa.  She felt it would be a great place for international volunteers to get ‘a taste of Africa’ while still being safe.

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