What is the Tanzania Project?

I have recently (May 2018) arrived back from Tanzania - my 13th visit there since 2010. I have set up projects in 13 villages in the Usambara mountains of Tanzania, a poor region where the people live in the most basic housing with under-resourced schools and healthcare facilities. You can find out what projects are happening in each village in this blog.

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May 15, 2018

Rangwi update 2018

Over the past year, the foundation has helped a head physician at the local health clinic upgrade her qualifications and has plans to upgrade the health center.

September 27, 2018

Milo update 2018

Milo is situated in the Southern Highlands at an altitude of nearly 3000 meters. Two Peace Corps volunteers, Cindy Moreno and David Hu have been living in the village since late 2017. The Foundation looks forward to a productive relationshio with Cindy and David in 2018.

May 15, 2018

Ivigo update 2018

In 2018 we began a cooperative relationship with Alex Getheli the Peace Corps volunteer in the village of Ivigo in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.

May 15, 2018

Nkukai update 2018

The foundation has spent the year completing a number of projects including the establishment of a farmers' cooperative store.

May 15, 2018

Mtae update 2018

Working with Peace Corps volunteer Joan Mutinda, together we have completed a huge number of projects in Mtae that have supported the local health centre, the secondary school and the primary school.

May 15, 2018

Kwai update 2018

The foundation has a number of projects under consideration that will improve the health centre in Kwai.

May 15, 2018

Mponde Kaya update 2018

We have completed a number of projects in Mponde Kaya and have a range of larger projects under consideration.

May 15, 2018

Sunga update 2018

The past year has seen us complete a range of projects in Sunga village including improvements to the local primary school.

May 15, 2018

Mpanga update 2018

It was a busy year for Fair World Foundation in Mpanga with a number of projects completed successfully, including improvements to the local primary school and health center.

May 15, 2018

Mtii update 2018

We have completed a number of projects in Mtii this year that have supported the women's yoghurt making group and have looked after many of the village dogs.

May 15, 2018

Mnazi update 2018

There are a number of projects we hope to complete in partnership with the Peace Corps under consideration. The current volunteer is Michael Lutaakome who is based in Mkundi ya Mtae, a nearly village.

May 15, 2018

Mkundi ya Mtae update 2018

This year has been a productive one for the foundation in Mtae, having provided a new roof for the primary school and vaccinations for many village dogs.

June 29, 2017

Happy cows, happy farmers

Our manager Ozanoh, also the head veterinary officer in the district, is finishing off a training manual which will be used by farmer study groups we intend to initiate. he training manual is based on the ‘Happy cows, Happy farmers’ project that we began in 2013 with the dual purpose of improving animal welfare and rewarding farmers with a resulting increase in milk production.

May 4, 2018

Sr. Archangela completed studies in June 2016

In 2014, we began sponsoring Sr. Archangela, another dedicated Usambara Sister, as she upgraded her medical qualifications at Ifakara University. After two years, she completed her studies.

May 5, 2018

Kwai update 2018 for St. Catherine's health clinic

The St. Catherine’s health clinic in Kwai is operated by the Sisters of the Usambaras. It is the largest and most advanced clinic in the Usambara district having three nurses, one doctor and a clinical officer.

July 6, 2017

Cement for a new science laboratory for Mtae Secondary School

Last year the government decided, as a way of promoting the sciences and thus producing more medical students, that every secondary school should have a science laboratory.

June 29, 2017

Challenges faced by the Mtae womens' group

The current women’s group in Mtae has not been a happy experience. After two years support, they are currently not producing yoghurt. Nor apparently are they motivated to get back together.

June 29, 2017

Nkukai farmers' cooperative shop now open

The Nkukai farmers’ cooperative opened their cow-medicine and agricultural inputs (seeds and fertiliser) shop in late February 2016. We provided the initial stock and it is now up to them to manage the business unit.

July 6, 2017

Sunga village administration building to be upgraded

During my last two visits in the district, I have stayed with the family of the district counsellor - the highest elected, and a highly-respected, official in the district. This is an big improvement on the unclean fire hazard that calls itself a hostel which I had previously frequented.

July 6, 2017

New pipes, toilets and furniture for Sunga Secondary School

In 2015 we began to process three projects at the Sunga Secondary School: install pipes connecting the roof of a school building to a preexisting water tank; build a new girls' toilet block; and provide the 18 teachers at the school with desks and chairs.

June 29, 2017

Sunga women's group establish new tree nursery

The Sunga women’s group has been operating successfully since 2012. They have recently branched out into establishing a tree nursery with the profits from their yoghurt sales. They have gathered fertiliser from the forest, bought and planted seedlings and hope to harvest and sell their first young trees later this year.

June 29, 2017

Mtii health dispensary building project likely to receive funding

Mtii village executive committee is working to recover funds donated by a Peace Corp volunteer that were misappropriated. Once this has occurred, we are likely to pick up this worthy project.

July 6, 2017

Mtii women's yoghurt making group reaches 250,000 target

The women’s yoghurt-making group in Mtii has recently reached their 250,000/- target for the purchasing of a cow. Our manager, who is also the district vet, is now actively looking for a suitable cow for them.

June 29, 2017

Local carpenters to build new furniture for Mpanga Primary School

A new project in Mpanga, still in its infant stages, will provide desks and sundry furniture for the primary school. The lack of desks means that many of the pupils are obliged to sit outside on the ground during classes! A day after we had said we were considering taking on the project, a costing and budget was handed to us.

June 29, 2017

Foundation to help fund cow for Mpanga yoghurt group

The women of the yoghurt-making group have now saved 100,000/- towards purchasing their group cow. A cow costs about 500,000/- ($250) and, in order to motivate the group, the Foundation has agreed that, once they have saved up 250,000/-, it will fund the second half of the cow.

June 29, 2017

Mpanga health dispensary improvements now complete

After a year of communal effort, the health dispensary in Mpanga is now finished. We provided the materials and finance needed for the villagers to concrete the floors, install ceiling boards, paint the place, connect water, and make the needed furniture. The village provided all the labour voluntarily.

June 29, 2017

Challenges faced by Mponde Kaya women's yoghurt-making group

The yoghurt making women’s group in Mponde Kaya, after a period of success, seems to be struggling again. Last November they had stopped because they claimed they had been subjected to black magic which had turned their yoghurt black.

June 29, 2017

Improvements to Mponde Kaya health dispensary

The Mponde Kaya health dispensary is staffed by a government-funded nurse. In November 2015 the village asked us to do three things: help them complete a dispensary ward, improve the connection to the existing water tank and connect water to the nurse's home.

June 29, 2017

Track to Kishangazi to be widened into a road

Kishangazi has no road access. The track from Kishangazi up the mountain to the nearest village with road access (Kweshindo) takes about 60-90 minutes to traverse by foot - depending upon how fit one is. This track was made by the villagers themselves some years back and allows access (except when it rains) for small motor-bikes called pikipikis and pedestrians.

May 4, 2018

What is the Tanzania Project?

I have recently (May 2018) arrived back from Tanzania - my 13th visit there since 2010. I have set up projects in 13 villages in the Usambara mountains of Tanzania, a poor region where the people live in the most basic housing with under-resourced schools and healthcare facilities. You can find out what projects are happening in each village in this blog.

September 27, 2018

Mambo

Rennovation of a women’s and children’s ward attached to the health clinic in Mambo village;