‘Tumaini’ is Swahili for ‘hope’ and The Tumaini Fund is seeking to bring hope to the widows and orphans in Kagera in the NW part of Tanzania.

The Tumaini Fund was started in 2003 by Dr Susan Wilson, MBE . Susan is a Scottish doctor who now lives and works in Guernsey and from here she oversees the work in Kagera. The widows and orphans are cared for by a team of local Tanzanian social workers and parish workers, some of whom are orphans themselves who have been supported by the Fund.

The Tumaini Fund (Scotland) was established in 2014 as a separate charity. Our vision is to help support the social workers and parish workers in Kagera who are caring for so many widows and orphans with such limited resources. It is estimated there may be over 100,000 orphans in this area alone and currently the Tumaini Fund are able to support just over 25,000.

“Defend the cause of the weak and the fatherless, maintain the rights of the poor and the oppressed” Psalm 82 v 3

This is the work The Tumaini Fund are called to and we feel privileged to partner in this by the sharing of our resources from Scotland.


For more information please see www.tumainifund.org.uk or watch the video below for an overview of the work.