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The main goal of We Care is to collect funds for Fonelisco orphanage (cca 100 people) located in the North of Tanzania.

We want to inspire others to use talents in order to help people in need.


Since 2013, together and thanks to all the donors, we have been supporting the Fonelisco orphanage in Tanzania.

All funds help Fonelisco to cover the running costs of the orphanage - rent, food, health insurance, school fees or salaries of employees who support their own family.

Since day one, we have decided to do all We Care activities free of charge, so that the maximum amount of funds collected helps where it is most needed.

The long-term goal is to help Fonelisco become independent and become a sustainable organization that will be a safe and loving haven for orphans and street children and help them stand on their own two feet.


Fonelisco is a children's home for orphans and street children, founded by Joseph Mabinga in 1997.

Fonelisco is currently home to approximately 90 children, cared for by Joseph and 9 other staff members.

Children have their basic needs covered, such as a roof over their heads, food, education, clothing or basic health insurance, thanks to the support of individuals, We Care and other organizations.

Last but not least, the children are surrounded by love and acceptance from the staff and volunteers who become their new family.

Joseph’s story

When Joseph had the opportunity to study, he decided on social work. Already during his studies in Mwanza, he started helping street children.

In 1997 he founded FONELISCO, unofficially. He spent a lot of time on the street, selling homemade bracelets and postcards and using the money he earned to buy food for the children. Back then, he offered a roof over his head to several children in his small room.

Thanks to a TV interview with Joseph, the Swedish volunteers learned about his work. At the insistence of the city administration and with the help of these volunteers, a small house was rented in 2002, in which the first 16 children found their home.

The story of We Care

We Care was founded in 2013 out of a desire to help. To be helpful and beneficial with what we all have at our disposal - our time, our personality with a certain talent.

In the beginning, We Care contributed to cover the school fees, over time, as we built up trust with Fonelisco, we decided to contribute to the overall running costs of the orphanage.

The goal is to help Fonelisco become independent and a sustainable organization.

The organization was founded by Viktor, Nora and Patrik Jelínek, and over the years we have managed to organize campaigns thanks to the help of many colleagues, friends and volunteers. (Big thanks to everyone)!


Monthly Budget

Approximately 100 people
Food: 1,751€
Rent and repairs: 1,703€
Electricity, wood, gas: 458€
Water and water tanks: 668€
Car, gas and repairs: 151€
Health care and hygiene: 775€
Wages for local employees (10 people): 930€
Administrative costs (mattress, transport, printer, etc.): 864€
Total: 7,300€

Educational system

The school system in Tanzania is divided into three basic levels. A seven-year free primary school is followed by a four-year, now free secondary school. The student can then continue for another two years at a paid high school. In all schools, however, certain costs are associated with attendance, e.g. school uniform, textbooks and exams. The secondary school exams roughly correspond to the German secondary school certificate, the completion of a paid two-year secondary school is a condition for studying at a university.

Average tuition fee/year/child

Primary school: 82€
Lower secondary school 1st-4th year: 290€
Upper secondary school, 2 years: 1,110€

Our goals

Short and Long term—

Provide a safe home.
Provide food for each day.
Provide health insurance and medical care.
Cover school fees and give children the opportunity to get educated.
Provide a paycheck to a local team that supports their families.
Give children a stable and loving environment in which they can develop freely.
Whenever possible, reintegrate children into their family environment.
Build a new orphanage building in the New Land.

Get involved—

Donate through a platform for charities based in the Czech Republic - Darujme.cz

Directly to a transparent
Bank account: 2500544628/2010
IBAN: CZ61 2010 0000 0025 0054 4628

Through partnerships, collaborations and meaningful encounters.

Through food, design and conversations.

Let’s talk—


IČ: 01689266
Official name: Help, So We Can Help z.s.

Founder of Fonelisco—
Joseph Elias Mabinga

EU team—
Viktor Jelinek
Nora Jelinek
Patrik Jelinek

Annual Reports and DPPO—
2017—2023 PDF (in Czech only)