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Housing conditions in Kagera – report from Tumaini Canada

The Tumaini Canada team have put together a report that shows the appalling conditions that exist in Kagera, Tanzania. It also describes some of the success stories as houses are re-built for the benefit of the widows and orphans. Many thanks to Cheryl Mills for taking the time to prepare this article – she writes: […]

Water Programme continues to change lives – October 2016

  Recent generous funding has enabled another shallow well to be completed in the parish of Nyakafandi, in the Ngara district of Kagera. All part of the Tumaini Water Project Programme.    

New houses for families – from 4 March dinner donations

Back in March 2016, at the very successful dinner/auction held in Guernsey, the total raised of £55,000 included table donations amounting to £15,000 for new houses for deserving families. Inspired by Dr Wilson’s talk, 19 of the 23 dinner tables had clubbed together and raised £400 each table to fund one new mud-brick house for a widow […]

Houses being rebuilt after 10 Sept Earthquake

LATEST NEWS AS AT 27 OCTOBER 2016: FOLLOWING THE ORIGINAL SEPTEMBER REPORT BELOW, NOW SEE THE RECENT REPORT ON WORK BEING DONE TO REPAIR FAMILIES’ HOUSES IN THE NORTHERN VILLAGE OF MINZIRO – click on this paragraph Previous report from our Muleba office at 25 September 2016: On 10 September an earthquake – strength 5.9 on […]

Another student success story – Faraja Gidioni

Tabora College, 30 September 2016 “I am very happy to write to you that now I have completed my diploma course in secretarial studies at Tabora College. But this has been achieved as a result of your presence and support, in both thoughts and financially! So let you be blessed by God and he will […]

7th Guernsey Tumaini Flag Day – 8 Oct 2016 – £6,000 raised

The 7th annual Guernsey Tumaini Fund Flag Day on 8th October raised £6,021 – another record sum, beating last year’s total of £5,114. 10 September Earthquake Disaster Fund: The Tumaini Chairperson, Dr Susan Wilson, has decided that this money shall be sent to our Muleba office in the Diocese of Lweru, and used to help […]

Another example of Micro-finance at work in Murutabo

Click here to see photos! The widows and orphans of the village of Murutabo is not currently sponsored by Tumaini but nonetheless our Murgwanza office has provided support  to get a fish production project underway. The primary purpose is to improve the diet of the children. However members on the project have recently earned Tzs500,000 […]

Another example of orphan student success!

The following emails have been received from Kagera, Tanzania, from orphans financed by the Tumaini Fund: “Dear Dr Susan, I am Remigius Zacharia from Tanzania, I was funded by this fund for my studies  from 2010 -2013, when I was in my Ordinary and Advanced level studies, now I have graduated from the University of […]

Cat takes time out from Rwandan work to visit Tumaini – Feb/March 2016

I am normally a Vauvert, Guernsey, Primary School teacher but since January 2015 have been working in Rwanda. During my Rwandan school holidays I decided to visit the Guernsey charity operations across the border in Tanzania.  You can see my report and follow my Rwandan blog by clicking here. The first visit to Kagera was in […]

Tumaini Fund – dinner/auction – 4 March 2016 – £55,000!

Generating in excess of £55,000, this dinner/auction was an incredible success. The event had been 12 months in the planning and thanks to the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors who underwrote most of the costs, the event was in surplus before the evening commenced. Dinner was followed by a presentation by Dr Susan Wilson MBE, Chairman […]

Solar Lamps appeal – Christmas 2015 – 173 lamps sold!

This year we have been able to obtain solar lamps from a cheaper source, in conjunction with the CMS team at Murgwanza. STOP PRESS – By January we have raised £1,200 to enable us to buy 173 lamps If you wish to buy a present for someone – please consider a Solar Lamp – it […]

“T for Tumaini” at Moore’s Hotel, Guernsey raises £2,386 – December 2015

The directors and staff of Moore’s Hotel in St Peter Port, Guernsey, hosted an afternoon Tea Party for Tumaini in their Conservatory room on the 3rd December, the first evening of late night shopping in Guernsey. Moore’s very generously sponsored the whole event so that all the ticket money went to the charity. With 100 seats available, […]