Entries by Rachel Blackmore

2022 Newsletter September – Maize, Toilets & Ngoile Loans

WTWT NEWSLETTER                  September 2022   Dear Loyal Supporters   Maize Farming  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 […]

2022 March Newsletter – Alailelai Loans

Dear Loyal Supporters I have just returned from another moving visit to our projects with the Maasai people of Ngorongoro. On this visit I had Hans van Driel, Chairman of Kidshare www.kidshare.nl and Marco Visser (Trustee) with me for 2 days with a view to Kidshare sponsoring preschool education in the area. Loans We visited […]

2021 October Newsletter – Alailelai Loans and Oltepesi Classroom

WTWT NEWSLETTER October 2021 Dear Loyal Supporters Loans Thanks to the generous funding from WMI (Women’s Microfinance Initiative) http://wmionline.org and Maasai Partners https://www.maasaipartners.org/ we have been able to expand our loan programme into the three villages of Alailelai ward this year. The women have got off to a really good start with their businesses following […]

2021 April Newsletter – Translators and Outreach Clinics

WTWT NEWSLETTER April 2021 Dear Loyal Supporters Despite Covid-19 WTWT are delighted to let you know that we have not only continued, but expanded our work in Tanzania. Thanks to the huge generosity of you, our donors, supporting us and responding to our appeals, including Aimee’s recent 250 miles walked for us (thank you so […]

Easter 2021 Fundraiser

Happy Easter!   A wonderful cousin of mine, Aimee, is walking a million steps to raise funds for WTWT!   This is a huge help for us whilst we have been unable to run our usual fundraising events due to covid restrictions.   Aimee is an Alstom engineering employee, and as an extra motivation to […]

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 […]