Entries by Rachel Blackmore

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 […]

August 2016 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 […]


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 […]

March 2016 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. […]

November 2015 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. […]

May 2015 Newsletter – FGC, Health Education and the New Nainokanoka Pre-school

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 […]

March 2015 – Visit to ‘Tostan’ Workshops on Community-led Development

  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 […]

February 2015 – Fundraising Barn Dance

Our WTWT Barn Dance on February 28th raised a wonderful £2011. Many thanks to all who helped with the evening, to the amazing band Myckryck and to all those who attended, bought raffle tickets and danced the night away. The money raised will be used to fund the Community Health Education Programme, which will enable […]