Elisha

DOB August 25, 2012 Came under Tumaini care in July, 2014 – Elisha is looking for sponsorship support Little half brother to Angela and Glory, Elisha has come to us out of need and in an effort to keep our siblings together.  Elisha’s (and Angela and Glory’s) mother died in May of this year and Elisha’s […]

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What’s New at Tumaini?

 Happy 6th birthday (March 1st) to our littlest man Liadi, who is not so little anymore.  He is stretching out and growing taller and leaner and has lost any hint of the baby boy he was.  His tabia (attitude) is still that of a precocious little person who knows he is adorable and also knows […]

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UPS and downs from Mama

Our deepest sympathies go out to families and friends of former volunteers, Canadian Kathy Hoey who was with us last year for two months and taught in our first grade class and her travel companion Jean Luc from France who were just killed in an auto accident while travelling in Bolivia; to Betty Crooks who […]

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First Monday in December . . .

    All of our primary students are home . . .   Nelson arrived yesterday from Dar es Salaam for holiday and Raymond left yesterday Dodoma after a quick trip back home for the weekend. The children are asking for bicycles.  Usually on holidays, (April, August and December) we dig those bicycles out so many […]

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Home with Watoto (Children)

We are here!  Jet lagged and baggy eyed (carried thirteen hockey bags this time) and cleared customs without a shida.  (Problem).  I am struggling with getting on the clock here, something I normally have little trouble with but the kisses and cuddles from the children more than make up for it. There were some problems […]

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Wednesday morning from Tumaini!

It is 11:50 a.m. It’s warm, hot, actually (sorry to those of you in the barridi “cold”), and the sun is shining.  All of our older students are at school and as I write this I can hear the children repeating their vocabulary words for Teacher Winner.  The rote system of learning is not perhaps […]

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Sunday morning/afternoon/evening at Tumaini

6:50 a.m. and the children are parading in to my room for morning kisses and cuddles.  We will have breakfast (mandaze [a doughnut], and chai).  I asked them if they preferred to have mya (eggs) now or badaye (later) with their picnic and they prefer badaye! Our home is a gracious two story stone structure […]

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Mary, Esther and opportunities of Tumaini(hope)

Yesterday (until the skies opened and we “swam” down Mount Meru) was a productive but “mixed” day emotionally . . . Katy, Raymond and Lohai arranged for the children to attend mass in our absence and Grace, Oddo, Dr. Pat, Mary, Ester and I jumped into the Tumaini gari (car) and Peter drove us up […]

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Knitting lessons and Barafu!

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Just another Tuesday at Tumaini

Yesterday was another wonderful day at Tumaini!  In the afternoon the beds I had made for the Chikira children were ready for delivery and so off we went, loaded with mattresses, sheets, blankets and nets.  We stopped in Usa to pick up the beds and then it was on to Glory, Ayubu, Wema and Carol’s […]

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