Entries by Rachel Blackmore

2020 November Newsletter – Mto wa Mbu new loans and Maize Porridge

WTWT NEWSLETTER                  November 2020     Dear Loyal Supporters   After a difficult year with Covid-19 and lockdowns in Tanzania as well as the UK, we are pleased to have been able to restart our health education and loan training programmes. Our existing VICOBA loan groups were able to continue their businesses, bringing vital food […]

2020 May Covid-19 Update

Hello Everyone   An update on Covid-19. In Tanzania the first case was recorded on March 16th in Arusha. Today, 5th May, they reported the total number of deaths is 16, none of them in Ngorongoro. The government closed the schools and stopped public gatherings. Our staff have been teaching about Covid-19 preventative measures, safe […]

2020 February Newsletter  – Girls to Secondary School

  Dear Loyal Supporters   Great news this month.   WTWT we have been funding 30 ongoing secondary school students. This January we had 15 more girls come to us requesting funding because their parents do not have livestock to sell for their education. Without their continuing education their parents’ plan was for them to […]

2019 April Education not Teen-Marriage Update

WTWT EDUCATION UPDATE Dear Loyal Supporters On my visit to our projects in January this year I met these school girls. They desperately didn’t want to get married, but their parents did not have the money for the secondary school expenses. The only option now offered by their parents was marriage and the likely resulting […]

2019 February Newsletter – Loans and FGC Abandonment

Dear Loyal Supporters     I have just returned from another wonderful, moving visit to our projects in Tanzania. The enthusiasm of the women for their loans and their growth in confidence was a joy to see. We travelled to the remote village of Kapenjiro, where they have not had loans before. As we rounded […]

2018 February Newsletter – Loresho Ceremony, Loans including Nahiki’s loan and CHEP

WTWT NEWSLETTER                  February 2018   Dear Loyal Supporters I’ve recently returned from another moving visit to Tanzania I enjoy the chance events that often happen on my visits, which lead to hearing the personal positive effects of our work on people’s lives  This time it was the puncture on the way back from visiting the […]

2017 July Newsletter – Naiyobi, Loresho, loans and CHEP

WTWT NEWSLETTER                  July 2017 Dear Loyal Supporters I had a lovely visit to Tanzania this June, timed around Mbario and Isaak’s wedding. Mbario is Ponja’s youngest sister and we have known her since she was a girl, back in 2006, when we first started working with Ponja. Mbario is the first girl in the family […]

2017 March Fundraising Barn Dance

Many thanks to all of you who attended and donated to our fundraising Band Dance on Saturday. We had a great evening together and raised a wonderful £1742! Steve Upstone and his Band Myckryck did us proud again with their brilliant playing, and Malcolm North with his amazing calling, getting 110 of us coordinated in […]