Mount Kilimanjaro porters’ society is a Non-governmental organization founded in 2005 and officially registered under the Societies Act No.24 of 2002 of the United Republic of Tanzania with certification 13296. The organization is currently working with porters who climb mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and has a total of 18,000 members.
Porters are the backbone of the trekking world. The society is located in East Africa in the Kilimanjaro region. In the quest to advance Sustainable Tourism Development in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro Porters’ Society (MKPS) since it’s establishment in 2005 has sustainably advocated, impacted, and continues to impact thousands of lives in Tanzania, for the porters, being a member of MKPS has immeasurable benefits with a significant number of Porters support their families and earn their livelihoods.MKPS porters have been at the frontline in revolutionizing their working conditions creating a dignified, fair, and decent work environment for them.
The organization’s vision is to promote the welfare and rights of porters climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and to ensure fair payment and work conditions.
MKPS raises public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro by ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters, by providing/giving climbing gear free of charge, and offers educational classes to empower and motivate porters and mountain crew.
Whether you are a climber, local tour operator, travel agent, charity group, porter, cook or guide, the MKPS needs your assistance to advocate for and safeguard the fair and ethical treatment of all porters.