After establishing the help2kids (NGO) Childrens Home in Tanzania, the board members decided to take on a second project: establishing a small privately funded guesthouse to promote socially responsible tourism in Tanzania. We feel that tourism can have a social contribution within the surrounding communities which can build a path to a better future. We strive to provide convenient and safe accommodation for a reasonable price. We hope to foster a fun and relaxed atmosphere where like-minded people can meet and experience the community and all the beautiful sights our area has to offer.
We support help2kids by donating profits from our volunteers and guests staying with us at the Friendly Gecko and by sharing costs to make the necessary infrastructure to run the charity more cost efficient. help2kids is a non-governmental organization whose head office is in Zug, Switzerland, and offers poverty stricken children an opportunity for enhanced education and nutrition. The hope is to give young children a positive lasting perspective that will help them achieve a better life. Please see the website at www.help2kids.org to learn more about the aid projects in Tanzania and Malawi.