A letter from Tanzania #2 (2010)

I’ve just had an email from Tanzania with some pics and a letter about how the money is being spent which some friends gave me.


This is Lucy, a blind girl from the nearby town who I met a few times last trip. Some of the money various friends have given me was used to establish a small maize trading business which she runs with her mother. This is the 13th small business I’ve started with money given to me and a further ten are in the pipeline. These are all sustainable ventures which will ensure each family becomes more able to stand on their own feet.


My old school carried out some fundraising last term on behalf of the blind in the region. This is being used to build three houses. One house will be given to George Chilongani and his family, who are in this photo.


Each house costs £350 to build. This is Daniel Mlugu and his family who will also be getting a house.


The third house will go Margaret Chilongani and her family. Currently these three families rent small rooms. Their new houses will give them more space, their own ablutions and they won’t need to pay rent, so it will free up money for other items.

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About Imo & Tom Feilding

I'm in my 30s and work for the University of Bristol, I regularly visit Buigiri Village slapbang in the centre of Tanzania in East Africa. It is a very poor semi-desert area. I spend much of my time and money helping individuals improve their situation and I write about it on here.
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