Caroline is from Australia and the UK, spending many years in both countries. The poverty and inequality she saw while travelling inspired her to study International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK. In 2008 Caroline came to Arusha for a second time and, with friend Emma Wagner, conducted comprehensive research in the community. They discovered the need for a youth project and together they founded Umoja Tanzania Incorporated, which opened its doors to students in 2009 to provide young Tanzanians with the opportunity for a better future. Caroline has BIG dreams for Umoja and hopes the centre will be a part of the Arusha community for many years to come.
"Umoja is a small organisation with great potential. We are making a huge difference to the lives of our students, their families and our staff. Our work can be challenging, but it's all worthwhile when you see one of our graduates become independent, proud and able to care for themselves and their families."