At WHOA, we're all about sharing experiences and supporting local women in every possible way throughout our adventures. One of the ways we do this in Tanzania is by inviting local women to join our Kilimanjaro climbs. Sharing the experience with them, and seeing the mountain they grew up with through their eyes gives WHOA adventurers a richer understanding of the women from this region and this amazing part of the world. Embarking on an epic journey with a diverse and international group is one of the many things that makes WHOA's Kilimanjaro climbs extra special! With no further ado, let us introduce Eva. She’s a recent college grad with trekking in her blood. Get to know this inspiring woman who will be joining our 2019 Kilimanjaro August summit here:
Eva grew up with her parents and 3 siblings in Arusha, Tanzania. Her father is from the Chagga tribe in Marangu that lives at the base of Kilimanjaro, so Eva grew up seeing this majestic and HUGE mountain, but never thought that hiking it would be an option for her! She moved to Moshi for university where she studied and recently graduated with a degree in Library Information Science. Eva is the first and only woman in her entire extended family clan to ever attend let alone graduate college. As a recent graduate who has yet to start her career, this is the perfect time for her to achieve this childhood dream! One of Eva's cousins is a Kilimanjaro mountain guide that’s worked with WHOA for many years, and he knew that she would be a perfect fit for one of our adventures. We are so excited to have Eva join us and share in this amazing experience!