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Restoring Hope to Orphans and Widows in Kagera,

N.W. Tanzania  


‘TUMAINI’ is Swahili for hope and The Tumaini Fund seeks to bring hope to widows and orphans  in Kagera, NW Tanzania, who have been affected by the HIV crisis.
It was established in 2003 by Dr Susan Wilson, a Scottish GP, who now lives in Guernsey where the Fund originates. (see www.tumainifund.org.uk for more info)
The Tumaini Fund (Scotland) was launched in Jan 2014 as a separate OSCR registered charity in order to support the ongoing work in Kagera and to raise specific support and awareness from Scotland.
We are passionate about helping resource our brothers and sisters in Kagera who are caring for over 25,000 orphans at present with very limited resources.
Psalm  82 v 3 says “Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless, maintain the rights of the poor and the oppressed” This is the work The Tumaini Fund are called to and we are privileged to partner with.



200 Parish Workers

One of our goals for this year is to partner each of the 200 parish workers with a supporter from Scotland, ensuring a regular salary for them.

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Many of the Tumaini family orphans return to work for the charity, like Isaack who now heads up psychological support for fellow orphans and widows. Read his story here

Changed Lives

How can you help?

There are many ways that YOU can get involved with the work of Tumaini (Scotland), follow the link below to find out how you can help today

You Can Help


Watch a short video about the work of Tumaini in Tanzania