Entries by Rachel Blackmore

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. We were all very […]

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 […]

2016 August Newsletter – Businesses from Loans and Health Centre Improvements

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 […]

2016 June Naseku’s Loan Biography

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 […]

2016 March Newsletter – Health Centre Improvements and Community Health Education

      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. […]

2015 November Newsletter – Community Health Education

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. […]