About United Hearts

United Hearts was founded in May 2014 and has since then run the orphanage in Matanana and provided assistance to people in vulnerable situations in the area.

We believe in a bright future for the society and the children in the area. With help to self-help, we wish to contribute to this development through rewarding efforts. Together with you donors, sponsors and local organization in Tanzania, this is possible.

Vision

Everyone’s equal right to a safe upbringing with good future prospects.

Mission

Through help to self-help, we give people in vulnerable situations the tools to be able to satisfy their basic needs themselves and develop.

Longterm goals

  • We will continuously carry out courses and workshops with a focus on human rights, creativity, gender equality, sex & cohabitation, climate & environment and entrepreneurship.
  • All children and young people in Matanana shall have the right to attend school through support with school equipment. Through open discussions with the management, the school should be safe and free from harassment.
  • We will start and finance a future fund where young people can apply for grants for further studies or income-driven activities.
  • We want to contribute to better health in the area through punctual efforts in case of acute illness and to convey knowledge exchanges between Swedish and Tanzanian health professionals.
  • The orphanage will be self-sufficient through its own cultivation, animal husbandry and production.

Where the money goes

​Almost 100% of everything we collect and receive from our donors goes to the children and operations in Tanzania. Costs such as bank account, website and printed material are provided by our fantastic sponsors. The small costs that can possibly arise are transaction costs for Swish, stamps for sending out Christmas cards and things like this. These costs represent only a few percentage points of United Hearts revenue. United Hearts in Sweden is completely non-profit and all administration is managed by the board members at their own time.​

Board in Tanzania

The board of Tanzania, with Justin Mtonyole as chairman, is in charge of the work on site in Matanana. They are the registered organization United Hearts For The People Of Tanzania, whose commitment and work makes the orpanhage and projects possible.

The board consists of Justin Mtonyole, Watson Kiwovele, Aidan Mlowe, Huruma Mng’olage, Esther Mangula and Yudith Mgeni.

We also want to highlight the staff at the orphanage who does a fantastic job and we are very grateful for their work, knowledge and ideas. Read more about Neema and Mama Salome.

From the left Huruma Mng'olage, Yuditha Mgeni, Fatuma Mbedule (not in the board), Justin Mtonyole, Aidan Mlowe, Ester Mangula och Watson Kiwovele.

Board in Sweden

The board in Sweden works entirely voluntarily and consists of seven members, all of whom have previously been volunteers in Matanana. You can also read more about us in our presentation of the board.

Have any questions?

President

Linnea Grandell Mtonyole

Linnea grew up in Småland and visited Matanana for the first time in 2012. She has lived there several times since then completely voluntarily and run the orpanhage. Without Linnea, no United Hearts.

linnea@unitedhearts.se

Vice president

Elin Johansson

Elin is a political scientist who is passionate about international politics and social development. She handles communication with donors, social media and application for money from various funds. She visited Matanana first 2014 and have visited several times since.

elin@unitedhearts.se

Treasurer

Sofie Åsell

​Sofie is a educated economist from Stockholm and is responsible for financial and legal issues in United Hearts. She visited Matanana for the first time in 2014 and has visited several times since then.​

sofie@unitedhearts.se

Board member

Ninja Sand Wallonius

Ninja is a self-employed entrepreneur who loves adventure and cycling. She conducts fundraisers and establishes collaborations for United Hearts. She visited Matanana for the first time in 2018 and plans to travel there again.

ninja@unitedhearts.se

Board member and web administrator

Viktor Karlstrand

Viktor handles design and website, as well as social media. He visited Matanana in 2013 and 2014 as a volunteer. Grown up in Karlskrona, but now living in Stockholm where he is studying at KTH to become a civil engineer.

viktor@unitedhearts.se

Board member

Johanna Genberg

Johanna works as a housing supporter in Örebro and visited Matanana for the first time in 2012. She has since returned once a year and is responsible for ambassadors in United Hearts.

johanna@unitedhearts.se

Board member

Madelene Ring

Madelene manufactures and manages bracelet sales and applies for money from various funds. She visited Matanana for the first time in 2011 and then returned in 2013, 2014 and 2017.

madelene@unitedhearts.se