In mid August we transferred from Australia to Tanzania, the second amount of fund raising donations we received through our Go Fund Me fundraising campaign.
Between 22nd - 25th August 2020, 39 crew members gathered together to receive their second donation. Each member received US$54.80. Their first donation was US$168.83 making the total of donations received per person US$223.63 - a great amount that will help them live while the climbing and safari industry is getting back on it's feet.
After the transfer on 13/8/2020 there are no remaining funds left in the Go Fund Me campaign account.
Thank you to all our of our clients and friends who made this campaign so successful. We are extremely grateful for your kindness and generosity!
Liana, Steve, Tumaini and our entire Majestic Crew
We're very pleased that we have now raised Aus$12,402.00! Thank you so much to the people who donated since our last post.
The 38 crew members have now received their donation of US$168.83 each. Tumaini organised to meet with groups of members and handed them cash, in an envelope, in Tanzanian Shillings to the value of US$168.83. They then each signed a register for receipt of the money.
Each crew member will receive another donation in the first half of August, 2020.
The following are photos of the crew members receiving their donation and the signed register.
We are pleased to say that we have now raised Aus$11,572! We are so grateful for everyone's support.
During this time we've been working to clarify the number of crew members that will not be receiving support through another trekking company (the nature of the industry is that people work for more than one company). This way ensuring that the most number of people in the industry are getting support during this huge downturn.
This now means that 38 Majestic crew members will receive funds through this campaign (with the other 12 on our original list of 50 receiving support from other companies).
1ST TRANSFER OF FUNDS:
In order to show complete transparency and accountability we are detailing specifics and attaching images of transfers etc.
- As of 30th June 2020, I received in my Australian account a total of Aus$9,228.39.
Please see Image below of deposits from Adyen Australia (Go Fund Me) into my account.
- On 2nd July, I transferred Aus$9,228.39 to Tumaini's US$ account in Tanzania. The Amount in US currency sent was US$6,045.51.
Please see the image below of the transfer transaction which also shows the fees and rate.
- On Monday 6th July 2020, Tumaini received US$6,030.51 - $6.00 bank fees = $6,24.51 in his account. Other fees were taken by the banks which is why US$6,045.51. left Australia and US$6,030.51 arrived in Tanzania.
See image below of Tumaini's receipt.
DONATIONS RECEIVED OUTSIDE OF 'GO FUND ME':
Tumaini also directly received 2 donations for a total of US$391.40 .
AMOUNT FOR DISTRIBUTION:
This makes the total amount for our 1st distribution to our Crew: US$6,024.51 + US$391.40 = US$6,415.91 .
Each of the 38 crew members will receive a generous $168.83 per person with this first distribution.
HOW WILL CREW RECEIVE THE FUNDS:
The cheapest way to give each person their donation is in cash in Tanzanian shillings.
Starting today, Tumaini is meeting members to give them their cash and have them sign a receipt.
I will post updates as this occurs.
Donations made after 30th June, will be distributed shortly after the end of July, 2020. This way we can continue to raise funds and minimise transfer costs.
Again, thank you so much!
Liana, Tumaini, Steve and Majestic Crew
We are excited to say that we have now past the half way mark! Thank you again to the latest group of donors who responded to our emails and Facebook post.
In order to reduce the cost of transfer and banking fees, we are aiming to make the first distribution of money to crew members at the end of June.
The money will be moved from Australia (where Steve and I live, and the campaign is based) to Tanzania - Go Fund Me do not operate in Tanzania.
From Tanzania the best way to distribute the funds to each crew member is through Mobile Money/Wallet.
SIMPLE, FREE WAYS TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING our campaign so we can receive the most money before the end of June are to:
1. Share the email to any people who might have climbed Kilimanjaro in your group but we at Majestic don't have their email addresses.
2. Share our Facebook and Instagram post with your friends, or tag them in the comments section.
Thank you again, the support we have received is truly inspiring!
Liana, Tumaini and Steve on behalf of our Crew Members.
Covid-19 has meant that our clients postponed trips in March, April & May and the climbing and safari season will not open in June.
Therefore the 50 crew members (and their families) that rely on Majestic Kilimanjaro will still not be able to earn an income in June, and at this stage we do not know when international travel will restart.
Fortunately two of our clients generously donated some money and suggested that others might also be willing to help.
We understand that this is a difficult and unprecedented time for everyone, but any support you can offer will help these families get through this period in a country where no government support is given, not even medical.
The money you donate will go directly to the 50 crew members and will be equally distributed.
On average for a family of 4, for one month it costs:
- US$95 for food
- US$35 for rent
- US$7 for water & electricity.
This fundraiser is in Australian Dollars as 'Go Fund Me' doesn't operate in Tanzania and Liana & Steve live in Australia. Therefore we have set the target at Aus$15,000 because by the time we do the transfer to Tanzania in US dollars it will equal just under US$9,800.
Please contact us if you have any further questions.
We appreciate any support you can give.
Thank you/ Asante sana!
Liana, Tumaini, Steve and the entire Majestic crew
About Majestic's Foundation
Majestic's Foundation - Maisha Bora - is funded by the full 50% of Liana and Steve's share of the profits generated from Majestic Kilimanjaro Treks & Safaris. In fact, Steve and Liana take no income for their work in the business either.