Sometimes thank you just isn't enough!

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If you've wondered why things have been quiet lately it's because I've been working on getting our BRAND NEW WEBSITE www.tuchifo.org ready for launching May 15th (Happy Birthday Mary) and I've been hard at work, BUT, what I've been up to (with…

A Tree Planting Weekend!

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What a "Green" Weekend we enjoyed at Tumaini! Our family was joined by a committee from our Ward government, our Tumaini children, Dadas Sydney, Sami, Lauren, and Maddie and Baba Kevin and Mama Pam!  Oddo finangled a donation from The Arusha…

Happy Easter !!!

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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 ...

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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…

AN ANGEL COMES TO LIVE WITH US!

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Mchana njema familia yetu. Tuko hapa leo kwasibabu Mungu wetu amemuwita mama/dada/Rafiki yetu, Eliakira. Kwa baraka zenu, nitaendelea kwa kingereza. Today is a sad day for all of us, but I would like to ask everyone here, to pause for…

It's a Moving Day !!!

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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…

130 Years Old!!

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This is an incredible story and one of the happiest I have shared since founding Tumaini! I’d like you to meet Ndemanyiswa – which means “informed by God” in Meru, the tribal language of our new village (phew, and I’m only just…

Messages from Mama and mark your calendars!!

Great big birthday wishes go out to Pendo and Rukaya (June 10) and our own Mama Korosho (June 11). Our secondary school students are home on break and most have performed remarkably!  Vitalis (younger brother to Lohai), Ayubu and Rosie awaits…

Guns and Thieves and Little Children . . .

This is a tough story to share but one I think I must.  I have always tried to be completely transparent with you, our Tumaini friends and that must continue now. Three nights ago Tumaini was invaded by armed thieves.  Shots were fired. …