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Konde Nyika

Konde Nyika
Role: Co-founder of BUDAP, Manager and Drum maker
Location: Uswahilini, Bukoba
Age: 43
Religion: Islam
Marital status: Married, 3 children
Favourite football team: F.C. Arsenal
Favourite footballer: Thierry Henry
Favourite music: Bongo Flavour
Favourite musician: Bob Marley
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite drink: Juice
Disability: I have polio and have became disabled when I was 3 years old.
Why join BUDAP: Because I want to be productive in society just like other people. I also have a strong desire to become a good handicraftsman.
   

Temistoklesi Reveliani

Temistoklesi Reveliani
Role: Co-founder of BUDAP, Drum maker and stock keeper
Location: Kashai, Bukoba
Age: 34
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital status: Married, 4 children
Favourite football team: F.C. Yanga (Dar, Tanzania)
Favourite footballer: Michael Owen
Favourite music: Congolese
Favourite musician: Awilo Longomba
Favourite food: Ugali beans
Favourite drink: Beer
Disability: Polio, disabled since I was 4 years old
Why join BUDAP: Because I want to get some skills and experience in drum making and because I want to improve my life standard.
   

Baraka Ramadhani

Baraka Ramadhani
Role: Co-founder, Drum maker and time keeper
Location: Buye, Bukoba
Age: 36
Religion: Islam
Marital status: Divorced, 1 child
Favourite football team: Manchester United
Favourite footballer: Rio Ferdinand
Favourite music: Reggae
Favourite food: Ugali
Favourite drink: Juice
Disability: I had an accident with a machine in 1995 where I lost my leg.
Why join BUDAP: I want to be accepted in the community by showing that I can also work just like others. To meet tourists, I want to become known internationally!
   

Charles Celestine

Charles Celestine
Role: Drum maker and quality checker
Location: Bukoba
Age: 36
Religion: Lutheran
Marital status: Married, 3 children
Favourite football team: Manchester United
Favourite footballer: Ronaldhino Gaucho
Favourite musician: Madiluu system
Favourite food: Rice with chicken
Favourite drink: Tea
Disability: Polio survivor
Why join BUDAP: Because BUDAP gets rid of poverty.
   

Steven Kyaruzi

Steven Kyaruzi
Role: Drum maker and musician
Location: Bukoba
Age: 35
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital status: Single, 1 child
Favourite football team: Kagera Sugar (Kagera, Tanzania)
Favourite footballer: Juma Kaseja
Favourite music: Traditional drum
Favourite musician: Saida Karoli
Favourite food: Cooked banana with fish
Favourite drink: Beer
Disability: Polio survivor
Why join BUDAP: Because of economical factors, a job and income
   

Emmanuel Daniel

Emmanuel Daniel
Role: Drum maker and cutting trees
Location: Bukoba
Age: 30
Marital status: Single
Favourite football team: F.C. Simba (Dar, Tanzania)
Favourite footballer: Victor Costa (Simba)
Favourite music: Gospel music
Favourite musician: Steve Kekana (S. Africa)
Favourite food: Rice with chicken
Favourite drink: Soda
Disability: Polio survivor
Why join BUDAP: Because I want to learn how to make drums
   

Johanes Rwechungura

Johanes Rwechungura
Role: Drum maker
Location: Bukoba
Age: 30
Marital status: Married, 1 child (Kemilembe)
Favourite football team: F.C. Arsenal
Favourite footballer: Dennis Bergkamp
Favourite food: Rice with chicken
Disability: I fell of the steps when I was 3 years old and broke my right leg.
Why join BUDAP: My life will be better the way I can see.
   

Chakupewa Mahereza

Chakupewa Mahereza
Role: Drum maker
Location: Bukoba
Age: 21
Marital status: Single
Favourite music: American music
Favourite musician: American singers
Favourite food: American food
Favourite hobby: Watching TV (super trucks and American music videos)
Disability: Polio survivor, lost both of my legs.
Why join BUDAP: I like the way BUDAP is organised. I like to work with my disabled friends and improve my knowledge and living standard
   

Jamira Ibrahim

Jamira Ibrahim
Role: Tailor
Location: Uswahilini, Bukoba
Age: 21, 1 child
Favourite football team: Young Africa (Dar, Tanzania)
Favourite music: Ray C.
Favourite food: Ndizi (Bananas)
Favourite drink: Soda
Disability: I was born disabled
Why join BUDAP: I feel good with my fellow disabled people. I learn a lot from the workshop and I like to improve my knowledge of tailoring.
   

Neema John

Neema John
Role: Tailor
Location: Bukoba
Age: 23
Marital status: Single
Favourite music: Ngoma
Favourite musician: Saida Karoli
Favourite food: Rice
Favourite drink: Coca-Cola
Disability: I am told I was suffering polio when I was one year old.
Why join BUDAP: Because BUDAP is reconised and I can expand my tailoring knowledge and get income which facilitates my living standard.
   

Ashiraf Rwechungura

Ashiraf Rwechungura
Role: Tailor
Location: Bukoba
Age: 27
Marital status: Married
Favourite football team: Brazil
Favourite footballer: Ronaldo
Favourite music: Gospel Music
Favourite musician: Afande Sele
Favourite food: Ndizi
Favourite drink: Coke
Disability: I have had polio all my life. I was born with it
Why join BUDAP: I have been at BUDAP for 11 months. I enjoy the experience and making money. I also get the oppourtunity to learn English
   

Swarehe Musa

Swarehe Musa
Role: Teacher and Drum maker
Location: Kashai, Bukoba
Age: 36
Religion: Islam
Marital status: Married
Favourite football team: F.C. Yanga (Dar, Tanzania)
Favourite footballer: Dieogo Maradona
Favourite music: Zook
Favourite musician: Madilu System
Favourite food: Ugali
Favourite drink: Coca-Cola
Why join BUDAP: Because I like to train people how to make traditional drums.
   

Celester Jackson

Celester Jackson
Role: Take care of the workshop and prepares lunch
Location: Kashai, Bukoba
Age: 26
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital status: Married, 2 children
Favourite football team: Huh?
Favourite footballer: What?
Favourite music: Gospel
Favourite food: Ndizi (Bananas)
Favourite drink: Beer
Why join BUDAP: Because I need to earn money to send my child to school.
   

Wilbard (Kalikawe) Bruchard

Kalikawe Bruchard
Role: Drum maker
Location: Bukoba
Age: 27
Marital status: Married
Favourite football team: Simba (Dar, Tanzania)
Favourite footballer: Wazira
Favourite music: Ashokr
Favourite drink: Kilimanjaro beer
Disability: I was born with my legs crossed
Why join BUDAP: I want to learn how to make handicrafts and improve my domestic situation
   

Chaz Peter

Chaz Peter
Role: Drum maker
Location: Bukoba
Age: 25
Marital status: Single
Favourite football team: Arsenal
Favourite footballer: Thierry Henry
Favourite musician: 50 cent
Favourite drink: Kilimanjaro beer
Disability: I have polio
Why join BUDAP: I work with great people and I am able to make money for myself
   
 

Angelina Peter

Angelina Peter
Role: Tailor
Location: Bukoba
Age: 28
Marital status: Single
Favourite music: Tanzania Music
Favourite drink: Safari Beer
Disability: At four I was paralyzed and now have little use of my legs.
Why join BUDAP: I wanted to be part of a team and that is why I wanted to be part of BUDAP.
   

Elias Zakaria

Elias Zakaria
Role: Drum maker
Location: Bukoba
Age: 29
Marital status: Married, 1 child
Favourite football team: Yanga (Dar, Tanzania)
Favourite footballer: Runyamira
Favourite musician: Mr. Nice
Favourite drink: Sereneti beer
Disability: When I was four I became sick and I discovered I had polio. I lost the use of my legs
   
 

Raymond Mukwenda

Raymond Mukwenda
Role: Chairman and co-founder of BUDAP
Location: Kashai, Bukoba
Age: 32
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital status: Single
Favorite football team: Liverpool
Favourite footballer: Teddy Sheringham
Favourite music: R & B
Favourite musician: Bob Marley
Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite drink: Coffee
Why join BUDAP: Because I want to help guide people with disabilities to a better life.
   
   

William O. Rutta

William Rutta
Role: Secretary BUDAP
Location: Kiimahewa - Kashai, Bukoba
Age: 33
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital status: Married, 2 children (Briaan & Nickson)
Favourite football team: Arsenal
Favourite footballer: J.J. Okocha
Favourite music: Saida Karoli
Favourite musician: West life
Favourite food: Chicken Chips
Favourite drink: Mali Juice
Why join BUDAP: Because I want the disabled people to improve their skills and be self dependent economically via BUDAP
   
   

Bart Lacroix

Bart Lacroix
Role: Co-founder of BUDAP
Location: Kashai, Bukoba (from the Netherlands)
Age: 32
Website: www.bartlacroix.nl
Marital status: Single
Favourite football team: PSV Eindhoven
Favourite footballer: Dennis Bergkamp
Favourite music: Reggae
Favourite musician: The Beatles
Favourite food: Chipsi Mayai
Favourite drink: Kili baridi
Why join BUDAP: Because I believe that people with a disability deserve a chance to make something of their lives just like anybody else.
   

Mary Kalikawe

Mary Kalikawe
Role: BUDAP Board Member
Location: Bukoba
Age: 51
Marital status: Separated
Favourite football team: Bukoba Kids
Favourite footballer: All who play well
Favourite musician: Saida Karoli
Favourite food: Lake Victoria Tilapia, Rice, bananas with Cassava leaves
Favourite drink: Fruit Juice with a dash of brandy and amarula
Why join BUDAP: I support the idea that disabled people should be given a chance to experience a normal life.
   

Rachael Sands

Rachael Sands
Role: Volunteer
Location: Bukoba, (from Ireland)
Age: 28
Marital status: Single
Favourite music: Irish Music
Favourite musician: Damien Rice
Favourite food: Potatoes
Favourite drink: Kili baridi
Why join BUDAP: I wanted to work with BUDAP to help create more jobs for the disabled community in Bukoba and allow people more opportunities in life.
   

BUDAP Cats

BUDAP Cats
Role: Catching Mice
Location: BUDAP Workshop, Bukoba
Age: Some months
Religion: "Cat" holic
Marital status: Both Single
Favourite music: Bongo Flavour
Favourite musician: Celine Dion
Favourite food: Samaki (Fish)
Favourite drink: Maji (Water)