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Jackie Weiss

Founder & Executive Director at The Faraji Foundation


Jackie Weiss’s journey towards making a lasting impact started in a small town north of Los Angeles and led her to Sonoma County in 2005. However, it was her visit to Tanzania in 2008 that truly transformed her life. While volunteering at a nursery school, Jackie’s path intersected with Tuleeni Orphanage, accompanied by Eric and Amy. It was love at first sight, and they soon found themselves returning to Tuleeni almost every afternoon throughout their stay.

The profound connection Jackie forged with the children at Tuleeni sparked a flame of determination within her. Upon her return home, she received a life-changing phone call from Eric, discussing the idea of hosting a grand fundraiser to build a new home for Tuleeni. In that moment, Jackie took the reins and embarked on a remarkable journey that would shape the future of Tuleeni.

With unwavering dedication and a steadfast vision, Jackie poured her heart and soul into turning their dreams into reality. Four years of relentless effort and unwavering commitment passed, and Jackie finally found herself back in Tanzania. It was during this trip that she discovered the inspiration and motivation to take the next momentous step in her philanthropic journey—creating The Faraji Foundation.

The Faraji Foundation stands as a testament to Jackie’s unwavering belief in the transformative power of compassion and collective action. Through this foundation, she has continued to extend her reach beyond Tuleeni, making a positive impact on the lives of many.

Jackie’s incredible dedication and leadership have been instrumental in propelling Tuleeni and The Faraji Foundation to new heights. Her ability to bring people together, galvanize support, and drive meaningful change is awe-inspiring. Jackie’s efforts have not only provided a new home for the children at Tuleeni but have also paved the way for a brighter future for countless others.

As Jackie’s journey continues, her tireless commitment to empowering the vulnerable and creating sustainable change remains unwavering. Her indomitable spirit and passion serve as a guiding light, igniting hope and inspiring others to join in the mission of transforming lives.

Jackie Weiss’s story is a testament to the incredible impact that one person can make when driven by compassion, determination, and a burning desire to make a difference. Her unwavering dedication to building a brighter future for Tuleeni and beyond is a source of inspiration to all who have the privilege of knowing her.

Contact Info

Phone : +1 (818) 585-2102
Email : jackie@thefarajifoundation.org