Meet Jaime, from NSW. She has been volunteering as a nurse and midwife in Moshi, the capital of the Kilimanjaro region in north-eastern Tanzania.
She shared a picture of her holding a little guy that she just delivered. The mum spoke no English and Jaime spoke very little Swahili at the time. However, the mother and baby are both safe and healthy and Jaime experienced an incredible sense of satisfaction from being part of this beautiful new arrival.
Jaime found the medical staff at St Josephs’ hospital incredibly welcoming. Her home stay hosts were kind and caring and made her feel part of their family, going out of their way to make sure she was happy and safe throughout during her visit. On the weekends? Wildlife safaris, treks, visit a coffee plantation and the most stunning waterfall for a refreshing swim!
After her volunteer program, Jaime said ‘I can’t wait to work with you guys again’.
Jaime is pictured above hanging out and having fun with some new friends in Tanzania on the weekend. This could be you!
For more information about our programs in Tanzania, here is the link.