About us

Our story

Without Mother (Bez Mamy) is a non-government organization based in Czechia, focusing on helping children in Tanzania.

It was founded in 2006 by Ondřej Horecký, who travelled to Mahango, Tanzania, as a volunteer. His adventurous spirit, urge to help where it was needed and the desperate situation of children and orphans there, led to the idea of building a Centre for Orphans and founding this organization. Since 2010, Tomáš and Michaela Gongol, together with their friend Michal Soták, have taken over the organization leadership from Ondřej Horecký.

People living in Mahango were very concerned for the poor children and orphans in their area themselves and supported the idea of building a centre for them. There are over 3,1 million orphans living in Tanzania, yet no orphanages. Many of these children stay with their distant relatives, where they are often met with hostility as their host family has to share already scare resources and food. Orphans live in such poor conditions they can not afford to go to even primary school and their future outlook is grim. Instead of schooling they are often expected to look after cattle and help on fields, both hard manual labour. To change such conditions for at least one child and to give him or her better future prospects is very important. These are the reasons our organization has been founded. We are trying to fight poverty in this specific region in Tanzania and we have already created a good network of partners as well as good material foundations (e.g. the building of the centre).Enter your text here...

OUR VISION

Our vision is to provide education, accommodation and further support for children, who found themselves in a difficult life situation and to provide them an opportunity not only to change their life, but also to accept responsibility for their own life and lives of their close ones and thus help to shape their region into a place worth living a dignified life in.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to provide education, accommodation and further support for children, who found themselves in a difficult life situation and to provide them an opportunity not only to change their life, but also to accept responsibility for their own life and lives of their close ones and thus help to shape their region into a place worth living a dignified life in.

WE COOPERATE

Our help in Tanzania is based upon cooperation with local organization to make our projects sustainable.

WITHOUT MOTHER ORG.

Our partner for organizing and realization of projects in Tanzania.

CONGREGATION OF SISTERS

Sisters of Our Lady Queen of the Apostles of Mbeya - managing partner of our projects in Tanzania

What has been done...

Our Completed Work

Before the work on Centre for Orphans started, the following projects have been built:

  • missionary station
  • small orphanage accommodating 8 children
  • treatment room
  • nursery, in cooperation with the locals and the American Embassy.

Centre for Orphans is including many additional achievements alongside. Here is the list of additional achievements that have already been finalized:

  • buildings for 40 boys
  • buildings for 40 girls (in progress)
  • kitchen, dining hall and a warehouse
  • water connection to the centre
  • electrícity connection for two main buildings using solar panels
  • decoration of buildings and fitting a stove in the kitchen
  • mosquito nets, beds, storage, kitchen equipment, bedding etc.
  • equipment for employees
  • dining hall furniture
  • securing rent free lease of nearby field where children can be taught how to grow rice
  • starting a project called School to School
  • starting a project Adopt an Orphan in a form of a sponsorship
  • further material and financial support to children, local schools, local seniors and more