Mwika Development Trust Fund (MWIDEFU)

S p a r k D e v e l o p m e n t

About Mwika August 23, 2011

 

CELEBRATING
THE SPIRIT OF KILIMANJARO

 

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mwika covers about 160 sq. km. on a Northeastern slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

It’s centre at Madukani is located about 30 minutes from the Kenyan border towns of  Holili,
45 minutes from Moshi town, and about 1 hour 45 minutes from the Kilimanjaro airport, and
8  and 1/2 hours by car from Dar es Salaam.
 

(a map to come)
 

Mwika’s population of about 45,000 is spread over 10 villages and are subdivided into two administrative Wards.
It has fertile and lush rolling hills of Mwika North and dry plains of Mwika South. 
 
  
 
 Mwika South is about twice as large as Mwika North and more sparsely populated.
 
 

 

Villagers, largely smallholder farmers, practice mixed farming. Their main crops are arabica coffee, bananas, avocados, maize and beans and …
 

 
they keep one or two cows, goats, pigs or chicken for meat, milk, eggs and manure.
 

There are 24 primary schools, 5 secondary schools and a University campus in Mwika.
 

Of the three health clinics in Mwika, two of them — Uuwo and Shokony — plus a mortuary were built by the community

  
 

Traditional Chagga huts are endangered. They are fast disappearing from the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
 
 
For more pictures on Mwika, click here 
 
 

 

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