Plant For Life

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Although there has been a lot of positive change in the treatment and survival of patients with cancer,   the diagnosis still leads to much pain, heartache, fear and at least for a while, can be a complete life changer, not only for the one who get it but also for those who are related to the patient. The heart of this mission is to restore the beautiful smiles and happiness in the faces, souls and lives of the little patients served by TLM as well as their families.

Plant for life believes in the inherent value, equality, and agency of all those fighting childhood cancer in Tanzania. 

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Plant For Life began in 2021 and was founded by Chandra Manek, a daughter, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a friend, but most of all a woman who survived a diagnosis of cancer from 2019. She has turned this personal trauma into the most incredible mission – ‘touching the ailing souls whose bodies have been diagnosed with cancer’. It is as a result of her passion for gardening that she's transformed her terrace into a garden where she grows a variety of plants (entirely at her own expense) to raise funds to support the treatment of the tiny beings cared in partnership with Tumaini la Maisha.

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Why buy a plant? 

  • A bouquet of flowers (bought as a gift for the one you love or perhaps to wish your best friend happy birthday) will die within 2 to 3 days, right? This plant will stay with you as long as you nurture it.

  • Growing plants makes our environment more beautiful; just imagine sitting on your balcony sipping your morning tea listening to the birds chirping and breathing in that fresh air filled with fragrant scent; what an amazing feeling.

  • Blessing from these children: This is a very special and beautiful way of touching the hearts and souls of these precious children. 

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