WTWT NEWSLETTER September 2022
Dear Loyal Supporters
Our main update is to report on the great help the maize grinder has been for the women of the maize growing project outside the conservation area. Our appeal on International Women’s Day bore fruit, thanks to your generous donations, and we were able to send the funding for the grinder.
WTWT covered the rent for the land and the women have worked hard planting and harvesting 2 maize crops this year. These women no longer have to endure the humiliation of begging in the town. They can now feed their families and afford to send their children to school from the money they have made selling the maize flour.
School Toilet Block
Another joy has been to see the rebuilt toilet block at Irkeepusi Primary School replacing the previous ones which were washed away in the January flood. WTWT helped with funding to complete the building for 600 pupils.
Since our last newsletter we have expanded our loan programme into Ngoile ward. We have funded business training, loans and adult numeracy, literacy and health classes for women in this ward and more women in Alailelai ward. Much gratitude to Women’s Microfinance Initiative http://wmionline.org and Maasai Partners https://www.maasaipartners.org/ for their ongoing collaboration and funding.
Here are the stories of some of the new leaders of loan groups in Ngoile ward:
My name is Merry Kerembu
I am 19 years old. I was born at Ngoile village in an extended family of 3 wives and 18 children. My primary duty was to fetch firewood, water and clean the house. I went to preschool and then I joined primary school and I passed my final exam and I was selected to join secondary school where I completed in 2019.
I stayed at my brother home after the death of my parents. I went to college for a course on office skills and decoration in 2021 in Arusha city, then came to Karatu to help my brother to supervise his clothes shop business and learned more business skills. I gained experience in hair salon too.
I am well known in my area for supervising a shop in a busy bus stand.I returned to Ngoile to support our women’s loan group. I am enjoying supporting the women. We are doing well with businesses of selling clothes, as my brother do, and food such as maize and beans.
My name is Nemali Tajiri
I am 28 years old, I was born at Olbalbal ward in a polygamy family of 8 wives and 30 children. My primary duty was to herd small goats. Then I went to preschool and then primary school at Nainokanoka primary where I completed in 2010. Unfortunately I have not passed my final primary school examination something which created a great chance for me being married at early age.
I have been married at Ngoile and have three children now. And my duties currently is livestock keeping and caring for my family.
My achievement is to have children and livestock and now I am a loan group leader.
Being respectful among my community members made me well known.
I am happy to support my loan group as secretary because I have some education. I can read and write and am good with people. I also keep on with my livestock keeping and helping my family.
My name is Noongera Taiko
I am 20 years old. I was born at Ngoile in a family of six children. My primary duty was to help my mother with housework then I went to preschool and later primary school and I passed my final exam. I joined secondary school but I ended form two because of unplanned pregnancy.
I stayed at home for a year and am married this year and engaged in livestock keeping, caring for my family and started supporting the women in our loan group.
Being able to write and read has made me well known among my community members and I was chosen as Noongishu Loan Group secretary.
It is a great opportunity for me to run effectively this loan group and support all the women in our group for more development. Thank you!
We are hugely grateful for all your financial support and encouragement. Without you we could not do any of this.
As always, our expenses and administration are paid by ourselves, so all of your donations go directly to the community projects.
With much love and thanks
Rachel and WTWT trustees here in the UK and our teams in Tanzania
Rachel, David and Daniel Blackmore, Tim Shewbridge, Ruth Mason, Suchita Raja, Viv Pangalos and Helen Williams in the UK
Ponja Tayai, Sunguyo Sindiyo, Sinyati Ngamuriaki, Embapa Oloishiro, Peesoi Runguna, Mary Mirimu, Kisiaya Saruni, Sandey Kinyanjui, Kileto and Supeet Olepurko in Tanzania
If any of you would like to make a donation to our projects or set up a standing order, we would be extremely grateful, as would the people in Ngorongoro:
Our bank account is: ‘Weston Turville Wells for Tanzania’ at Lloyds TSB, account number: 00087400, sort code 30-90-38.
Cheques can be made payable to ‘WTWT’ and posted to our address:
Old Crown, West End, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5TT
Weston Turville Wells for Tanzania (WTWT)
Registered UK charity No: 1125141
Registered office: Old Crown, West End, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5TT
Phone: +447792 475094
Weston Turville Wells for Tanzania (WTWT)