Events

^^Join us on August 10th for a fundraising event meant to EMPOWER! We’ll enjoy dinner, drinks, music, stories, and a silent auction as we raise money for women living and working in rural Tanzania! Order your tickets online HERE. ^^

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These red beaded earrings made in Tanzania make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Your $30 purchase will go directly toward our women’s empowerment programs and will show your mom she raised you right! 🙂 Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Onion Grove Mercantile, 100% can be allocated to our work. Order a pair HERE and have it delivered just in time for Mother’s Day!

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The 8th Annual Davenport Water Party will once again benefit Empower Tanzania! Last year over $36,000 was raised for Empower Tanzania water projects thanks to this event. Eastern Iowa hosts hope to do it again this year. Mark your calendars!

WHEN: Saturday, November 19th |  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

WHERE:  3rd floor of the Redstone Building, 129 Main Street, Davenport, IA 

To avoid long lines, purchase your tickets in advance by clicking HERE

Learn more about the event HERE.

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Join us for the iowa hunger summit on monday, october 10th!

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As part of the Iowa Hunger Summit and 2016 World Food Prize, Empower Tanzania will be presenting workshops on a collaborative approach and the ways in which the use of many projects and many organizations can make a stronger overall impact on fighting global poverty. The event is free and open to the public. Presentations will be given by experts in the field of international justice and a panel discussion entitled Using Partnerships on Projects will be the capstone of the day.

WHEN: Monday, October 10th |  1:30pm to 3:30pm

WHERE:  Des Moines Marriott Downtown  | Cedar Rapids Room

REGISTER HERE for the day-long Iowa Hunger Summit

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^^Thanks to all who attended! Over $10,000 was raised for ETI water projects!!^^


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Empower Tanzania’s Executive Director, Phil Latessa, wrote a book!

More than a travelogue, Surviving Vodka Toasts & Rampaging Elephants tells the stories of twenty years of international experiences Phil Latessa had working with volunteer physicians, nurses, educators and administrators, and how working with people from different cultures, races, and religions gave him insights about tolerance, respect, careful planning, and the importance of listening before talking.

“PHIL LATESSA’S WORK HAS IMPROVED THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD AND INSPIRED MANY VOLUNTEERS TO GIVE THEIR TIME. HIS STORY IS UNIQUE.” —ABRAHAM VERGHESE, AUTHOR OF CUTTING FOR STONE

Want to read about Phil’s adventures and learn a bit more about Empower Tanzania in the process? Click HERE. (Phil is donating 25% of proceeds to Empower Tanzania!)