Why climb Africa’s highest peak? Well, first, because it’s there, as climbers say. But most importantly: climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro can help end slavery.
Three FTS supporters have just launched a fundraising campaign to help support Free the Slaves. Emma Norton, Neeraj Jadhav and Rachale Bergstrom-Carlson have formed “Climbers 4 a Cause” to raise funds and awareness. Their plan is to summit the 19,341-foot peak in Tanzania next February. In Swahili, the peak is called Uhuru, which means “freedom.”
You can contribute to the campaign on their special Free the Slaves page on Razoo.
“The goal of this climb is to affect the lives of thousands of men, women and children,” the climbers say. “The purpose is not just about climbing a mountain; it’s a way to engage in this global battle and strategically help these men, women and children. The climbers are voices for the voiceless; for those who cannot declare freedom in their lives and climb out of their circumstances on their own. It is not necessary to climb mountains to get involved! You can help and be a voice for the voiceless by raising funds and awareness. Anyone can do it! Let us help you get started.”
You can stay up to date with the climbing team’s progress on the Free the Slaves Facebook page.