Teams of Africa New Life friends and supporters will hike their way to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania each year in support of Africa New Life’s Food and Care Program. Each year, these teams raise vital funds that support Africa New Life’s students and communities with nutritious meals and food provisions. It’s our most adventurous and ambitious climb with an incredible impact!
About the Climb
The annual Mount Kilimanjaro climb takes place each February. Climbers spend half the year meeting their teammates, working toward their fundraising goals, and preparing their strength for the trek. Then, teams will fly to Tanzania and spend eight days climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and then have the opportunity to visit Rwanda before returning home from their trip!
Africa New Life partners with Tusker Trail to ensure the safety of the climbers and the trip. They help lead each team in their preparation and training, and during the week of the climb.
Since the first Kilimanjaro legacy climb in 2017, the funds each team have raised serve Africa New Life’s ministry areas and goals for the future:
Africa New Life’s first Kilimanjaro team in 2017 raised over $300,000 to help build the Dream Medical Center (DMC). Today, the DMC is the second-largest private hospital in Rwanda, providing critical medical care to Rwandans in the Kigali area and beyond.
In 2018, our Kilimanjaro team raised $120,000 to help cover scholarships for Rwandan and East African pastors to attend the newly opened Africa College of Theology.
In 2020, our Kilimanjaro team raised $122,000 for our Food and Care Program. They had no idea how their efforts would be critical to our emergency COVID-19 relief efforts just a couple of months later! These funds helped support our colleagues in Rwanda as they responded to families’ needs during the pandemic and helped sustain our ministry during a fraught year.
In 2023, on the first climb in more than three years since COVID-19, our Kilimanjaro teams raised more than $160,000 for the Food and Care Program, providing 200,000 school lunches to students in Rwanda!