Mt. Kilimanjaro for Because International


Trek to the highest freestanding mountain in the world and the tallest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro. Over 6 trekking days you will experience 5 ecosystems, incredible views above the clouds, glaciers, and the thinnest oxygen your lungs may ever breathe. Efforts to reach the summit will serve as a fundraiser to support Because International in their creation of innovative products. Because focuses on inventing and developing products that provide solutions for children and families living in poverty, and works with partners to produce and distribute them worldwide—creating jobs and equipping entrepreneurs.

Dates: December 4 - 12, 2020 (not including travel dates and optional safari)

Lodging: Hotel in Moshi & Tents while hiking (double occupancy)

Cost: $2810 (land only, based on double occupancy) - $100 discount if booked before 1/30/20
            (Fundraising support for Because International is an additional amount, see below for more details)

Steep Grade: 5/5 (high altitude - 19,341 ft at summit)

Tentative Schedule:

November 30, 2020 - Arrive in Arusha (for those joining the safari)

December 1 - 4, 2020 – Safari (optional add-on)

December 4, 2020 – Arrival of those not on Safari

December 5, 2020 – Begin Kilimanjaro Climb

December 6 - 9, 2020 – Kilimanjaro

December 10, 2020 – Last hiking day and return to Moshi

December 11, 2020 – Distribution of The Shoe That Grows in local community

December 12, 2020 – Fly home or continue travel


For a day-by-day account of the Kilimanjaro climb, click here.

Climb supports Because International:

Participants make a fundraising commitment of $5,000 (in addition to trip costs) to support Because International in their mission to impact poverty through innovation.

Every dollar raised will support these areas:

- distribution of innovative products

- job creation through local manufacturing

- resources for entrepreneurs with their own ideas for innovative products


Students with their new pair of The Shoe That Grows. We will distribute these shoes while in Tanzania.

Students with their new pair of The Shoe That Grows. We will distribute these shoes while in Tanzania.

There are children in every country in the world who are in need of resources to improve their daily lives. Millions of children die each year from preventable causes. Hundreds of millions more suffer illnesses that prevent them from being healthy and attending school.

Because focuses on inventing and developing products for kids and families challenged by poverty. Innovative products like The Shoe That Grows and Bednet Buddy can help kids be more healthy, attend school more often, and be more confident.


According to the UN, 783 million people live on less than $1.90 per day. The overwhelming lack of sustainable jobs prevents individuals from rising out of poverty.

Because International’s goal is to manufacture its innovative products in the countries and regions where they’re distributed most. Local and regional production brings many benefits including job creation, reduced carbon footprint, lower shipping costs, and more culturally relevant products while creating opportunity for real, measurable, long-term economic growth.


In impoverished countries, those who want to innovate are often stuck just trying to survive. Their daily needs outweigh the luxury of creativity. Because believes these are the communities that need innovation the most.

Price Includes:
Three nights double occupancy hotel
Transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to hotel
Meals indicated on itinerary
All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
Group host to coordinate details
Professional, experienced, mountain guides
Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents (double occupancy)
Sleeping Mattress
All meals while on the Mountain
Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
Clean, purified drinking water
Crisis management and safety procedures
Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Conservation fees (part of park fees)
Camping or Hut fees (part of park fees)
Rescue fees (part of park fees)
VAT (18% charged by the Government)

Price does not include:
Travel Insurance (recommended) & Medical Evacuation Insurance (required)
International airfare
Tips and Gratuity
Meals not on itinerary
Personal trekking equipment (sleep bag, poles, etc.)
Beverages (bottled)
Safari (optional)

In support of Because International