Kia Ora! My name is Guido Loeffler and am super amped to be part of this amazing team! Since spending the first months of my life at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro I have always wanted to return to my roots and combine time in Africa with adventuring and helping those in need.
As a keen mountain adventurer, reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro was an obvious choice, but exactly how I would contribute to local communities was up in the air.
That was until Chris introduced me to paragliding in early 2018. Not long after did the idea come up to paraglide from the roof of Africa. A few google searches later and we came across Wings of Kilimanjaro, the first and only organisation to combine paragliding from the mountain summit with raising funds to build schools and water wells for communities in the area. Global warming is making it more and more difficult for these regions, so we believe distributing wealth is one of the best ways to do good.
Now 12 months later we have an impressive team of 4 dedicated to pull it off. Raising $40k NZD will make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of Tanzanians in the Simanjiro region. While challenging ourselves to not only physically pull this off, we have pushed the boundaries and together with Ryan and Harry dedicated to make a documentary to record our journey in full. It’s not going to be easy, but the main area where you can get involved is to share our story and donate to our fundraising page. If we do not raise the $40k, we may not be able to go, or have to find a way to make up the difference from our empty pockets.
Thank you so much for your support and please do give anything you can at our fundraising page. Kapai and much love!