At Tumaini, how do we do what we do?

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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…

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…

ISMAEL AND MAMA!

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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!!

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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…

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…

Lake Mayara and Nogorogoro Crater Safari

Could it be God's way of thanking us for the work we do here? I think so.  This was absolutely, without a doubt, THE VERY BEST SAFARI I COULD HOPE TO WITNESS . . . BREATHTAKING, again, and again, and again . . . For me it is the giraffe…

March 9th from Mama...

First of all, Thank you’s go out to new supporters Donna H. who is helping with care for Stephano and Karen M. for providing sponsorship for Daniel.  Asante to Noah Defreyne for donating his birthday gift to Tumaini and Aunt Jennifer for…