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PORTER PROFILES

We work with over 700 porters. We’ve met proud mothers and fathers, enterprising business owners, inspiring nature enthusiasts, eager students and seasoned trekking veterans. What brought them to Kilimanjaro? Who inspires them to climb a mountain for a living? Each person has a story – here are just a few delivered in their words.

 

Ali iddy Rashidi

My name is Ali iddy Rashidi. I was born in 1986 Tanga. I have been a porter since 2015. I was able to rent a house and support my wife and kid with their needs I also have the closing business all of this I obtain from working as a porter.

Elihaki Mghamba

My name is Elihaki Mghamba I was born in 1978 same Kilimanjaro. I have been working as a porter since 2008. I have a wife and 2 kids, this work helps me provide for my family without any problems. I have a house which I built from the money I obtain from this work.

Elisante L Issanga

My name is Elisante L Issanga I was born in 1981 Leburuki Arusha. I have been working as a porter since 2007. I was able to take my brothers to school and support my wife and my 2 kids. I was also able to buy a land which I will build my living house. Working as a porter has been a great bless to me and my family.

Vaileth Silayo

My name is Vaileth Silayo am 29 years old I was born in longido Arusha I been working with as a porter since 2014. I have 2 kids which I support on my own because I don’t live with their father. I was also able to buy a plot of land which I will build my house and live with my family.

Oscar Balama

My name is Oscar Balama am 40 years old I was born in Mbeya. I have been working as a porter since 2012. I have 4 children and a wife. This work helps to provide the family needs. I was also able to build the house which I live with my family and open the retail shop.