Diving in Zanzibar – Support local fishermen

Update posted by Julia Maier On Oct 18, 2017

We created this short campaign video. Please share it with family and friends to help raising funds for this unique local project in the fishing village of Nungwi, Zanzibar. Thank you for everyone!


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Update posted by Julia Maier On Sep 09, 2017

Nominate someone for the ZANZIBAR CHALLENGE. Help Cholo finish the dive base building at the old fish market in Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Donate online and nominate someone to follow your example on www.gogetfunding.com/Diving-in-Zanzibar-Support-local-fishermen/. If the person you nominated chooses not to donate, then you must choose a new person to nominate in order to continue the chain. Make sure to continue this challenge to reach 100%.

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Update posted by Julia Maier On Aug 28, 2017

We want to show you how Cholo is spending your donations for this project. Please understand in East Africa there are no prizes for everything on the wall and things work differently than we are used to.

This cost estimation explains how Cholo will spend 11,000 Euro for the building, 8,000 Euro for the van and the rest for fundraising fees. The land belongs to Cholo´s family. All materials are ordered from local companies in Zanzibar and only local craftsmen or workers are hired. 11,000 Euro for the building will be just enough to finish the most important parts to move in as soon as possible:

The finished parts

I already transferred 2,000 Euro of your donations to Zanzibar. This helped Cholo to finish two huge main doors, two small doors, one window for the toilet room and the front wall plaster. Thank you for your excellent support!

The missing parts

Cholo needs your further donations to finish three doors, one window, walls, floors, ceiling board, toilet, water, electricity, sun shelter, fence and to buy the furniture and the van.

I will keep transferring your incoming donations step by step. This will help Cholo to finish the urgently needed beachfront dive base and to buy the furniture and the van as soon as possible. Every donation matters and your help will be making Cholo´s dream of a locally run quality dive center in Zanzibar come true.

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Update posted by Julia Maier On Aug 21, 2017

Some people asked themselves, who we, Julia and Rebecca are. So we wanted to give you more information about us and our motivation to participate in this project:

My name is Julia and I met Cholo in June 2016 during my holidays in Zanzibar. Someday I received his logo draft announcing the launch of FUN DIVERS ZANZIBAR on Facebook. Since I knew the situation in the fishing village of Nungwi and as I am a graphic designer it went without saying that I wanted to help him create a much nicer logo. Realising my impact on his future I kept supporting Cholo with all the marketing issues that he did not have any experience with before. To do that is a rewarding and interesting experience to me that enriches my life.

My name is Rebecca and after my Bachelor degree in Tourism I worked for half a year in Zanzibar in a hotel. This is also when I met Cholo. At that time he was still employed at the diving centre with which I did my Padi Open Water Certificate. By September 2016, when I went back to Zanzibar for holidays, he had already started his company FUN DIVERS ZANZIBAR, so I dove with him. However, I am only directly involved in the project since the start of the fundraising campaign as Julia approached me for support. This project gives me hands-on training in online marketing. But much more important, I’ve experienced how difficult it can be to achieve things in Tanzania which are taken for granted in my home country Switzerland. Therefore, I’m happy to support Cholo with my knowledge wherever useful.

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Update posted by Julia Maier On Aug 13, 2017

Dive-related media platforms and magazines started to support our campaign for the first local PADI Dive Resort in the fishing village of Nungwi. A great chance to win more divers for this fantastic community project. For the moment we got published in Germany at Atlantis Magazin, Taucher.Net and TAUCHEN, in Switzerland at the Switzerland Underwater-Sports-Association www.susv.ch, in United States at Scuba Diver Life and we are waiting for more to follow. Thank you so much for this wonderful support!

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Update posted by Julia Maier On Jul 25, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the winner of our T-shirt competition is Gaétan Morand from Paris, France. Congratulations, Gaétan! It is awesome to see the very first client of FUN DIVERS ZANZIBAR win our T-shirt. Thank you so much Gaétan for supporting our campaign!

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Update posted by Julia Maier On Jul 21, 2017

The incoming donations enabled Cholo to order two huge exterior doors and frames at a local carpentry. These craftsmen make massive one-off productions in size 9 x 8 feet from pieces of Tanzanian hardwood. Thank you for your excellent support!

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Update posted by Julia Maier On Jul 17, 2017

Dear donors you are AWESOME! With your help we achieved nearly 10% of the goal in just five days. Our fundraising team says thank you so much!

FUN DIVERS ZANZIBAR are happy and excited to soon begin further beachfront dive base construction.

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You take part in our raffle of a free PADI diving course or 10-tank dive as soon as our campaign is fully funded.

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Get a local 1-tank-dive for qualified divers or a guided local village tour in Nungwi. You take also part in our raffle of a free PADI diving course or 10-tank dive as soon as our campaign is fully funded.

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Get a local 2-tank-dive for qualified divers or a Nungwi sunset cruise on a traditional African dhow. You take also part in our raffle of a free PADI diving course or 10-tank dive as soon as our campaign is fully funded.

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Get a 10-tank-dive package. You take also part in our raffle of a free PADI diving course or 10-tank dive as soon as our campaign is fully funded.

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Ich finde das ist ein tolles Projekt und ich unterstütze gerne Leute die ihr Leben selbst in die Hand nehmen und für sich und andere etwas aufbauen. Viel Erfolg und Spaß!

Christian Götzenberger

Backed with €60.00 On Nov 10, 2017

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Wish you all the best Chollo! :)

Ronja Rehm

Backed with €20.00 On Nov 04, 2017

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We had a great time diving in Zanzibar with Cholo. He is very friendly and a good guide. He and his team are courteous and very helpful all times. We wish you all the best for your business, keep it up! David & Michaela

Michaela Schindler

Backed with €50.00 On Oct 08, 2017

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Good luck for your diving projekt and always safe diving

Walter J Dr. Huk

Backed with €100.00 On Oct 05, 2017

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Eva Runschke

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See you maybe next year in Zanzibar! Best wishes from Erlangen. Anahita

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Backed with €50.00 On Sep 10, 2017

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We are very happy to help you to achieve your dream and also very excited to arrive to Zanzibar in a few days to dive with you! Pilar and Norbert

Norbert Martinez

Backed with €20.00 On Sep 01, 2017

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