Bring hope to rural Africa  


Construction projects have been part of the mission of the founders for over 17 years. CHaRA has built 4 schools on the mainland of Tanzania and 3 on the Island of Zanzibar. We’ve been involved in many remodel projects such as: a space for ENT -examination and hearing labs in two Island hospitals, medical clinic cleaning, painting and updates, a therapy department complete building uplift, a computer classroom, basketball court, sewing center, several toilet buildings, an office and workshop completed out of shipping containers. Water projects have been the highlight of many Island projects since a well drilling machine was purchased by a donor and a well team established in 2010.

Bringing clean water to a community or school touches entire villages with better health and relief in life’s burdens. In 2013 CHaRA construction projects moved into the government schools to provide a clean/good water source, sanitation, and hand-washing stations. This was a great move that affects thousands of children, teachers, and the community. Ron leads the construction team. Teams led by the Flippens and John Burnham were a big part of bringing water to Zanzibar. They are all an important part of this new area of creating a better environment for school children. We have now finished 18 water projects including sanitation and hand washing stations.

In 2014, we finished remodeling 2 classrooms at the special education school. In 2018, construction of the Birthing Hope Center in Dongobesh Tanzania began. This is a beautiful project on 6 acres that will include: a Birthing Clinic, on site Midwife/Nurse quarters, Abundant Life Living Room for meetings and dining, Kitchen, bathroom/shower facilities, classrooms, baby care room, dorm rooms, managers living quarters, prayer room, and a CHaRA room. There is also a working 4 acre farm attached to this Center. All this because of great people like the Flippens, Burnhams, Shumans, Stapeltons and you, our donors. Please join us by giving to build this Center to bring hope to mothers and their babies (click the “DONATE” button at the top of this page).