Founded in 1994 by Babu Bob Manire is Now




A Cooperative 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation of


Babu Bob & Marilyn Kelly (Founder of Lepers of Kilimanjaro)



Special Message from Babu Bob


This June 3rd, 2014 will mark my introduction to Tanzania, E. Africa

21 years ago in 1993 as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. 

Following my Peace Corps Service, I returned and founded

The Paul & Delilah Roch Charitable Trust.


The Past 2 Decades have been Devoted to


Caring for the Children Orphaned by AIDS & Malaria

Funding Many in the Pursuit of a Higher Education 

Feeding the Hungry

Nursing the Sick

and Making Life a Little Better for the Neglected Elderly

Volunteers Needed for Lepers of Kilimanjaro

Volunteer Today! - "IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!"    or


Special Message from Marilyn


I am Marilyn Kelly, married with 2 adopted daughters. I currently reside in Nebraska where I teach English as a Second Language.


In 2007, I made my first trip to Tanzania to volunteer with orphans at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and fell in love with the country and its people. I have made this yearly trip ever since.


After a few years, I felt a calling to start an outreach program to reach the elderly suffering from leprosy that I had encountered in Moshi and in 2011, Lepers of Kilimanjaro was founded. The goal at the time was to see to their most immediate needs. Since then, close to 50 lepers have been identified and given medical care along with some of their immediate necessities.


2012, I made my first trip up the mountain to volunteer with Babu Bob where I saw even more needs for helping the children and elderly on the mountain.


The basic essentials of the people in the area are lacking. They vary between attention and love, food, school supplies, clothing, shelter, and medicine to name a few. Won’t you come to this little corner of the world and help? We promise, you won’t be going home the same person that you were when you arrived. You will see a world far different from what you imagined in one of the most beautiful places on earth where people are in need of the daily essentials that we take so much for granted. 


Volunteers for the Lepers Program will see that the basic essentials of the Lepers, their children, & family members are addressed daily and assist the VOKinc Volunteer Craftsmen in creating a better living environment. All work will be done by paid Tanzanian Craftsmen under the supervision of our Volunteers.


VOKinc Offers One Month Volunteer Openings for the 2014 Summer/Fall Program (July-Dec).


Volunteers will live 4 Days/3 Nights in Moshi & 3 Days/4 Nights in a Dormitory Environment on the grounds of The Maua Franciscan Seminary located in the small village of Maua, approximately one mile high on Mount Kilimanjaro.

The Volunteer Fee Covers Room, Board, Local Transportation, Volunteer Visa Fee, Field Trips & Free On Site Medical Attention by VOKinc's Medical Director.


The Tax Deductible First Month Volunteer Fee is $1,495. The Volunteer Fee for Those

Wishing to Extend Their Stay is $1,250 per Month.


Airline Fares are also Tax Deductible.


VOKinc will set up a Donation Link to assist each Volunteer in raising the required Volunteer Fee where Sponsors (Corporate or Personal) can make tax deductible contributions to each Volunteer's Account.


Because the villagers we serve come from various religious backgrounds, we ask that all volunteers refrain from any proselytizing.


Volunteers are encouraged to pursue after hour & weekend activities.

The Officers & Board Members of Volunteers of Kilimanjaro, Inc receive no financial remuneration for their services.