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‘TUMAINI’ is Swahili for hope and The Tumaini Fund is a christian charity which 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 MBE, 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 partner with 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 50,000 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 is to support each of the current 200 parish workers by linking them with a supporter from Scotland through a sponsorship scheme.

Find out more


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

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


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.