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.

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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2013 Trip part 4

Saturday 23rd We headed into Dodoma for our final town trip. First up was a trip to Milembeli to hand the uniforms to the children of the blind who live there. There was quite a gathering awaiting us and after … Continue reading

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