There are plenty of ways you can get involved and they don't all involve going on a trip to Africa! Here are some ideas for how your skills or unused items can be used to help the widows and orphans in Tanzania.
host an event
If you want to host an event to raise funds for Tumaini from a quiz to an afternoon tea, bake off, charity auction or full blown ball, do let us know!
We can help you promote it via our website, Twitter or Facebook.
You can also set up a donation page on Virgin Money to collect funds from those attending your event.
Sewing hygiene kits
We regularly hold sewing workshops in Guernsey to make washable hygiene kits for Tumaini orphans. These kits are often the first sanitary products they have and allow girls to attend school during their periods.
Everyone is welcome at the workshops even if sewing isn't your thing as there is always cutting out, folding and packing to be done too.
Warm jumpers, blankets and hats get distributed to Tumaini orphans. Kagera is 6,000 feet above sea level so the nights are cold and the orphans are often dressed in rags. To stay warm some children sit too close to open fires which can result in painful or life threatening burns.
If you'd like to knit for us at home or as part of a group please let us know.
We can always find a use for:
White school shirts
Black school shoes
Working laptops with chargers
Scissors and sewing supplies
Cotton or nylon thread
Manual/hand sewing machines
Carpentry tools in good condition
PACK A CONTAINER
We send an aid container to Kagera, Tanzania once a year that needs to be packed full of IT, medical and educational supplies.
This is a big job and any help with packing boxes and loading them into the container is much appreciated.
It's fun and there will be tea and cake!
If you would like to help do get in touch and we will let you know when the next packing day is.