Some general FAQs I have been receiving about the doula program in Tanzania this winter... 🐘
1- You do not need to be a certified birth doula to attend. This trip is open to all birth workers (midwives, L&D nurses etc) as well as postpartum/loss & bereavement doulas. We will respect the scope of practice of a doula and not overstep. We are there to be of service and to love on mamas and nurses, and to deepen our practices. If you are not a certified doula, you must either have experience or a training under your belt.
2- We do offer payment plans, and we have some scholarship money available to make these trips more accessible. We also have a ton of fundraising ideas to share with you and can pair you with a doula who has traveled previously and fundraised, and they can share how they made it happen.
3- You fly into Kilimanjaro (airport code JRO), and we cover everything from the time you land to the time you leave. We will greet you at the airport once you get through customs and drop you back off 11 days later. You are, of course, welcome to continue traveling on your own. We recommend climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or flying to chill on the beach in Zanzibar.
4- Safety... Obviously, there are always unknowns of travel. In our experience, baboons have been the scariest thing we've encountered. We have a great team that takes good care of us.
5- We all stay together in a beautiful home with plenty of delicious food.
6- Covid/other vaccines. All that is continuously changing. As an organization, we do not have requirements, but we will abide by the country's guidelines to keep everyone safe. More on this when we chat on the phone.
What other questions might you have?
Most answers can be found on the website. After you apply, we schedule an hour interview/conversation so we can answer all of your questions.