Author Archives: Imo & Tom Feilding

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.

A Day In The Life #19

I will spare you all a sleep photo. This is a rare moment of peace in the living room. The bottles are left over from dinner the night before and the place could do with a bit of a tidy. … Continue reading

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2014 Trip part 2

Sunday 21st December I once again had various visitors this morning and fortunately it all went fairly straightforward. It helped that most of the village was at church. We managed to leave the house before everyone piled out. We had … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life #18

Here is the obligatory fake sleep photo I was awoken by someone ploughing the field outside my window. I face a constant struggle with the internet. The 0 kbps speed was labelled as ‘good’. I eventually connect and manage to … Continue reading

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2014 Trip part 1

Thursday 18th December We arrived in the village the previous day after 24 hours of travelling but did little more than catch up with a few people and unpack. There are regular power outages, and sure enough we were without … Continue reading

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Planning for my next trip

I am all booked up for my next trip to Buigiri. I head out in mid-December for 24 days. I have started gathering together the things I like to take out, such as talking watches, mobile phones and football shirts. … Continue reading

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Short report on how a friend’s money has been spent

Much of the money which is spent on the projects I write about on this site is raised by a couple of schools in the UK. Occasionally, during the year, friends also kindly give a little. There is always so … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life #17

Monday 25th Time check. This is my final full day in Buigiri and so Operation Empty-The-House commences. I spy this dictionary which I left in the village in 2009. It has had some good use! Its new owner added my … Continue reading

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