At Tumaini, how do we do what we do?

, , , ,
People often ask how we manage Tumaini . . . how, after nine years, we are still able (just) to provide care, support, and love to a continuously growing number of children (currently 94), a handful of seniors and several adults in need?  The…

Happy Easter !!!

,
Happy Easter wishes to our global Tumaini family!  This has been another incredible trip for me.  I was able to be with Esther for a corrective surgery on her drop foot.  She is convalescing well and will attend Usa River Rehabilitation Centre…

Just another Friday at Tumaini ...

,
I write this sitting in our hospital room, waiting for Esther to come out of surgery. Yesterday Raymond was in Dar (9 hours one way by bus if we’re lucky) to submit his visa application to visit Tine in Belgium, attend a fundraiser, speak…

ISMAEL AND MAMA!

,
In my last story, I left off with fifteen month-old Queenie living in jail with her mother who has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband in a domestic dispute.  Having formulated a plan of action with prison administration…

Off To Prison!!

, , ,
Magereza ya Willaya ya Mwanga (Mwanga District Prison) A funny thing happened on the way to jail today . . . not really but here is the story.  My apologies for not providing photos but we’ve haven’t been authorized to take any yet. Once…

It's a Moving Day !!!

, , ,
What an incredibly, crazy, beautiful week we have experienced! Packing up a family of more than sixty to move to our new “country” home in Nshupu, just ten minutes up Mount Meru from our old house, BUT we Dave, Cameron, Bob and Andrea came…

Happy New Year from us at Tumaini . . .

,
2016 brought much to us at Tumaini this past year. . . we were blessed with a land cruiser (donations) and then lost it in a rollover accident . . . (thank God no one was hurt) . . . Reward, our first Tumaini graduate bought his own safari…

Taking the Long Way Home . . .

, ,
Buckled in and waiting for departure to fundraisers with Tuchifo Belgium and Tumaini Holland and then down and home to Tumaini! Whew! What a whirlwind European visit on our way back to Tumaini! Dada Holly and I have been joined by my Tanzanian…

Things Tumaini . . .

, ,
Sometimes we need to take a moment to pause and reflect on why we do the things we do . . . we need to “remember the reason”.  I am full of doing just that these days.  Why did I travel to Tanzania six years ago and begin, with who would…