We had a fun evening at our WTWT Barn Dance again this year, with lots of dancing and merriment. Many thanks to Steve Upstone and the Band ‘Myckryck’ for their lively music and talent and to Pete North for his great calling, standing in for our usual Malcolm who was not able to make it […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
WTWT NEWSLETTER February 2017 Dear Loyal Supporters I have just returned from another moving visit to Tanzania to see our projects. I was pleased to see the progress but pained by the level of hunger the communities are suffering at the moment. It is common for people’s diet to be reduced […]
WTWT NEWSLETTER August 2016 Dear Loyal Supporters Helen Williams, WTWT trustee, and I visited the projects we are supporting in Tanzania this July. Our main aim was to meet the women who have had WTWT/WMI loans and hear of their experiences running their businesses and the difference it has made to their lives. It […]
Dear All I thought you might like to see these moving and encouraging words from Naseku, who received a loan from us at WTWT in collaboration with Women’s Microfinance Initiative (http://wmionline.org/) in October 2015: My name is NASEKU PATEL. I am aged 38, a mother of six children. MY husband is married with two women […]
NEWSLETTER March 2016 Dear Loyal Supporters Barn Dance Firstly a huge THANK YOU to all involved in our fundraising Barn Dance last Saturday, donating, preparing, serving, dancing and clearing. Special thanks to the wonderful Steve Upstone and band ‘Myckryck’ and caller Malcolm, who have supported us so well for so many years. […]
NEWSLETTER November 2015 Dear Loyal Supporters Health education We have been receiving enthusiastic reports this month about how much the community are enjoying the Health Education Classes that we have been running. Our local staff Laangakwa and Embapa initially did a baseline study of women and men of all ages and positions in the community. […]
I have just returned from a really productive week in Ngorongoro. The aims of the visit were: to spend time in the community hearing about both current realities and future aspirations to meet other organisations supporting health initiatives and community-led development to see the ‘visible’ projects such as the new preschool we funded, and less […]
During the Tostan training we visited some of these vibrant villages and spoke with the people who have been transformed through the Tostan CEP. Here are some of our pictures…..
In March Laangakwa and I (Rachel) went to Senegal as participants in Tostan’s (www.tostan.org) first training workshops. Molly Melching (Tostan’s founder and CEO) and her team were inspirational in imparting their aim of ‘Dignity for All’ and teaching the methodology for their ‘Community Empowerment Program’ (CEP). This program gives non-formal education in the local […]