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Open for business! Stella Maris Lodge & Hotel in Moshi, Tanzania is officially open for business!  You can book your stay by emailing:

If you are in Tanzania, stop by for a meal or enjoy a drink and the view from our roof-top restaurant.

Visit the home page of Stella Maris Lodge & Hotel in Moshi, Tanzania.

Follow US teacher Terry Mulligan as he blogs about his experiences teaching in Tanzania:  Terry.

100% of donations go directly to purchasing of building materials, food, and labor for the construction of the education center. View plan summary here.

Mailisita Foundation is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charity.

School enrollment: ~400 kids.

It costs 40 cents a day to feed each student.

Please contact Stan Taylor at  with any questions.

The Mailisita Foundation was created to develop a financially self-sustaining Education Center to serve the needs of a growing orphan and vulnerable population in rural Tanzania.

Mailisita is a village in Tanzania six miles outside of the town of Moshi. "Mailisita" is Swahili for "mile six". Mailisita is along the main road connecting Arusha, Moshi, and the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Fr. Kawishe (right) was the Mailisita parish priest within the Catholic Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania. In addition to his many other responsibilities, Fr. Kawishe had been running a pre-school at the parish center serving about 100 children -- many of whom were orphaned or from families otherwise unable to pay for their children's education.

The education center at left, shown below in its early building stages, teaches the local children to learn in English -- a key skill to have a chance to compete for scarce secondary school openings.

The taller building behind is the 25-room Stella Maris Lodge where all proceeds go to funding our school.

School Begins!

Meet the children.  These and others like them are the children Mailisita Foundation is helping. You can help them too.


To see all who seek education to be educated

To see orphan & underprivileged children in Mailisita are able to effectively compete for scarce secondary school openings

Create an English Primary School

Create a self-sustaining revenue source for the school

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