Kilimanjaro Children's Fund wrote -Our team of climbers will attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest free standing mountain at 5,895 metres. The climb will take six days and require 4,891 metres (16,044 feet) of elevation gain. Of all climbers that attempt the mountain, only 45% reach the summit.
Tanzania has been ravaged by AIDS/HIV. Millions of adults between the ages of 25 and 50 have died of the disease, leaving behind and estimated two million children orphaned. Our purpose is to create awareness of this horrible circumstance and raise money to help expand the Kilimanjaro Orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania.
Each member of Kilimanjaro Challenge Team is paying for the cost of the expedition out of their own pocket. The money you donate does not go to financing the expedition in anyway. Your donation (outside of small transaction fees applied by fundraising websites) go to the Fund for the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. This is a US-based non-profit located in Haines, Alaska. This fund was started by Dr. Greg Higgins to support the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. All donations will be reserved for the building costs of the new orphanage facility in Moshi, Tanzania.