Unsurprisingly my name is Tom and a little bit of my life is spent in Tanzania. I have made 8 trips to Buigiri village since 1999 and in total have spent around 18 months there. When there I am based at a school for the blind. Buigiri has a sizeable population of blind adults and children, many of whom are connected with the school. I spend my time trying to improve the lives of the local community and I go about this in many many different ways. I guess the key things I do are: I supply food and medicine, get children into education, and set up small businesses for families to run. Though this is really only the tip of the iceberg. I’m not affiliated with any charity although I operate alongside the Tanzanian League for the Blind. I fund all of my own costs and much of the money I spend out there is raised in the UK either by friends or by the children at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire and Our Lady Queen of Heaven in Wandsworth, London. My email address is email@example.com and you are of course very welcome to ask any questions or to offer advice.