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Restoring hope to widows and orphans in North West Tanzania

Tumaini is the Swahili word for hope and The Tumaini Fund is a Christian charity seeking to bring hope to the widows and orphans in Kagera, North West Tanzania.

The Tumaini Fund was started in 2003 by Dr Susan Wilson, MBE. Susan is a Scottish doctor who now lives in Guernsey, and from here she oversees the work in Kagera. Currently over 50,000 orphans are cared for by a team of local parish workers, supported by coordinators, many of whom are orphans who have returned to work with the charity. For more information please see www.tumainifund.org.uk.

   The Tumaini Fund (Scotland) was established in 2014 in order to raise awareness and support from Scotland for the ongoing     work in Kagera. We are passionate about helping to resource the team in Tanzania as they provide care for so many orphans.

   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 that The Tumaini Fund are called to and we feel privileged to partner with.

   In June 2020 The Tumaini Fund in Tanzania was awarded NGO status and is registered there as TOSO –  ‘Tumaini Orphan           Support Organization’. Please follow this link to the Tanzanian website   www.toso.or.tz


200 Parish Workers

200 Parish Workers

One of our goals is to support each of the current 200 parish workers by linking them with a supporter from Scotland through a sponsorship scheme.

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200 Parish Workers


Read about how Tumaini is bringing hope to some families who have a connection to Scotland.

Changed Lives
How can you help?

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


This short video gives an introduction to the work of The Tumaini Fund in Kagera, Tanzania and our partnership from Scotland.

Covid -19 Update

This brief video gives an update on how The Tumaini Fund is helping families in Kagera during Covid-19.