News from Mama . . .

Welcome back! I am finally on the mend (after falling ill for almost a month – I won’t bore you with the details but MUST thank my Canadian family, especially Steve, for your loving care and to ALL family and friends, Tumaini or otherwise, for your prayers and well wishes) since returning from an important […]

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Some days are diamonds . . .

I am shamed. If you haven’t been here before you won’t know this but both Oddo’s and my offices are just steps from our junior classroom “taught” by former employee Redlais Makundi. I can no longer refer to her as a teacher after what she did. A teacher did this . . . We discovered […]

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News from Mama . . .

The Maasai Market B4 the Fire!! Well! The Maasai Market has burned down and for those of you who have visited you can attest to the gravity of this loss. Hundreds of people have booths, jammed side by side and separated by some very old (very dry) wood partitions. Most were covered with a corrugated […]

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January 19th from Mama . . . (part 2)

Thank you Aunt Pat . . . And you too Uncle Chase and Brea! Mwanahamisi, I am afraid, will not be returning to Haradali. You may remember it was discovered she has HIV last year and instead of heeding the counselling she was given at our DREAM (AIDS) clinic, she chose to torment her fellow […]

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January 19th from Mama . . . (part 1)

I am getting settled back into life here at Tumaini after some adjustment with the time change (8 hours) and weather. We, (Mama Korosho and I) left -20 degrees and woke up to +30, no water, VERY sporadic electricity and an “iffy” internet and phone network, but . . . Karibu Tanzania! The children are […]

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On the sixth day before Xmas . . .

Mama Rebecca and Kaka Michael Tine buying school shoes Tine with Harriri and Ema Dada Kris and Harriri Baba Wil and daughter Kris founded Tumaini Nederland On the sixth day before Christmas there was a young Aussie named Michael and his Mom Rebecca . . . a number of years ago a young man named […]

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On the 12th day before Xmas . . .

Mara with Pendo, at Tumaini   On the 12th day before Christmas there was a beautiful young lady from Luxembourg named Mara Flammang. She had visited Tumaini as a volunteer in 2012 and fallen in love with the children . . . their happiness, their hearts. Mara returned home after her time with her new […]

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Hope for Children without Mothers Fashion Show!

Thank you to organizers Dianne Deloose and Cynthia Smith for coordinating our 3rd annual fashion show for Tumaini . . . a fashionably successful fundraiser benefiting the education of our children!! Thank you to Dianne Deloose Fashionistas! Lohai and Mama Korosho Friends from the United States joined us Interested shoppers! Mama gives an update Bennett’s […]

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Thank you Tumaini Tournament Supporters!!!

There really are no words to express our thanks for the support we enjoyed at our 2014 Scotiabank Tournament of Hope again this year so I will invite you to enjoy these photos! Asante . . . SANA!!! Scotiabank Manager surprises Mama Dee by DOUBLING their Title Sponsor Donation! Scotiabank General Manager Debra Mather presenting […]

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Things Tumaini . . .

EBOLA – There are, to date, no reported cases of Ebola outbreak in Tanzania and we ask for your prayers to ensure the continued, healthy protection of our Tumaini family. I will return to Tanania in a couple of weeks FOR a couple of weeks to see what might be done in the event Ebola […]

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