Back To School

So it’s that imagestime of year again; Summer’s coming to a close, and the new school year is quickly approaching. Typically, this period is met with mixed emotions from students who may be busy excitedly shopping for new stationary whilst also wishing their summer break could last forever!

Among all this, it’s important to recognise that not all children have the privilege of an education. In fact, only 30% of Tanzanian children attend secondary school. Although this may seem appealing over here, where the focus is often on socializing with friends or watching TV during our spare time, this is not the case with the students at CHETI Primary school. They are in love with their school and are eager to learn at any time of the day!

Unfortunately, when the children have graduated from Primary school (usually around 14 years old) they have to consider committing to the 8km journey to a local government school which is overcrowded and has a low quality of education. They often choose to stay at home and work because the journey, especially in rainy season, is so difficult.


Here at #MadeWithHope we are now working towards our new project ‘Let Us Learn’. Education is vital to a prosperous future, and for that reason we are working towards our goal of raising £20,000 to build a strong, sustainable school.

It will be kitted out with desks, learning equipment, stationary and all the other classroom necessities. Plus, each child will get a new uniform for them to wear with pride.

If you feel like getting involved and helping these children face a brighter future, please visit our shop. Here, you will have the opportunity to buy some of the equipment which will be used by these wonderful children when the secondary school is up and running!

As always, 100% any donation goes directly to our projects, and we’d love to hear about it in the comments section below if you do decide to get involved or purchase anything from our shop.



Meet Eleanor – Made With Hope’s founder!

In anticipation of this year’s #InternationalDayOfCharity on the 5th of September, I would like to introduce #MadeWithHope’s wonderful founder, Eleanor Riley!


At just 18 years old Eleanor decided to set up this fantastic charity, which helps to improve the lives of children living in poverty in Tanzania, Africa.

“I just didn’t feel okay with knowing that there was children out there that didn’t have the things I see as basic necessities – food, water, education and shelter.” – Eleanor

 Made With Hope are dedicated to helping as many children in poverty as possible. We won’t be stopping anytime soon and will continue to grow, creating more partnerships in African countries and trying to give these children all the basic things that we often take for granted.

This day is a perfect time for us to all think about what charity means to us. Eleanor believes that it simply means to help in any way you can. Whether it’s donating that change in your pocket to a good cause, to spreading the awareness of our work to encourage more support. Charity doesn’t have to mean money – you can be charitable on a daily basis for free, and we’d love to hear about any of your personal efforts.


Eleanor and Zuma, the director of CHETI NGO in Tanzania, and our wonderful partner. His advice and guidance has made us able to carry out really successful projects in his local villages whilst avoiding the common problem of western “Saviors” coming to poor countries in Africa and trying to “fix” things that may not have needed fixing.

If you feel inspired by Eleanor’s amazing commitment, then why not take a look at all the different ways in which you can get involved and help for this year’s #InternationalDayOfCharity on our website.

Simply sharing this to spread the word about Made With Hope’s life changing work is an easy and effective way to support this rewarding charity!

Why donate with us?

The 2016 Charity Commission study into public trust and confidence in charities has found that the “overall level of trust and confidence in charities has fallen to 5.7 out of 10” which is a significant fall from 2012’s figure of 6.7.

They found that this decrease is as a result of factors including media stories about deceitful charities, as well as a lack of knowledge about how charities spend their donations.

Thankfully,#MadeWithHope are devoted to restoring your faith!

100% goodness

For one, we have a 100% Donation Prophecy, meaning that that every penny you donate goes straight to the cause, and has a directly positive impact upon the lives of the wonderful children in our orphanage.

On top off this, we always keep you up-to-date! We make it easy for you to track your donation every step of the way. By doing this, we can prove exactly where your donation has gone.

We also have a number of ways in which you can donate. Why not visit our shop or read more about our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign, where you’ll see your money go directly towards building Made With Hope’s school in Tanzania, Africa.

Comment below to let us know your thoughts on these latest statistics, as well as Made With Hope’s efforts to make charity trustworthy again!





Young People: Driving Change



The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production

This Friday, the 12th of August, it’s International #YouthDay. 2016’s theme focuses on the leading role of the efforts of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development. Here at #MadeWithHope we are committed to these values, and work towards them within all of our projects.

With 1.8 billion young people (persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, as defined by the United Nations) on our planet, they are clearly a highly powerful group. This, combined with their confidence and imaginative initiative, highlights their powerful position to make positive changes.

Unfortunately, many young people live in underdeveloped countries, where they are faced with conflict and poverty, reducing their opportunities to get involved in creating a sustainable future. This is something that we’re committed to changing!

Forever Food

Our latest project here at #MadeWithHope is ‘Forever Food’, where we are striving to decrease the mass problem of malnutrition in the rural villages that we work in. Providing the children in our orphanage with a balanced diet will ensure they are able to grow into healthy adults through a sustainable food source. To do this, we decided to start a food programme for the wonderful children in our orphanage.

Already, we have been able to provide them with hens so they are able to eat eggs every week. This will provide them with valuable protein to aid their growth. They enjoy looking after them and also enjoy eating their eggs, especially because they’d never had a boiled egg before!


Next on the agenda is to buy some land and cultivate it with our tractor to grow food ourselves for the orphanage and to sell to raise money for the children. If you’d like to help support these future projects then please donate here.