Tanzania Holmquist Foundation

THREE GENERATIONS WORKING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Holmquist Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to support the education of youth in Tanzania. All donations go directly to our projects as we do not have any administrative costs. All the local partners that we cooperate with are the friends of the family since 20 years. We are three generations of the family Holmquist who are working together in order to help young people in Tanzania to get a better life.

THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTED LONG TIME AGO

Hilding Holmqvist & Ingemar Holmquist - cousins and entrepreneurs - were working together in the forests in the 40's. After 7 years of elementary school they dreamed of leaving their hometown Backträsk. One of them became hotel entrepreneur and the other went to Africa to to work as a teacher and a priest. Hilding has built a fortune in hotel business and in 2006 when he was turning 70, he gave a contributions to support Ingemars work in Tanzania. Ingemar started a scholarship program for youths. This is the starting point for Holmquist Foundation. Today they are both over 80 years old, still very active and with big visions for the future.

Hilding Holmqvist Holmquist Foundation
Holmquist Foundation

WHAT WE HAVE ATCHIEVED
SO FAR

✓ 85 students have received scholarships
✓ 50 students finished 4 years of education and 20% of them study at college
✓ 35 students have received scholarships in 2017