(Canadian registered charity #84352 7938 RR0001)

The Tumaini Fund was founded in 2003 by Dr. Susan Wilson, MBE, to bring assistance to the AIDS orphans and desperately poor families in Kagera, Tanzania. Tumaini is supported by the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT), specifically the Dioceses of Kagera and Lweru. 

In 2014, a 40 foot container of clothing, medical equipment, tools, and school supplies was sent to Kagera.  On arrival in Kagera, containers are highly valued for storage and workshops.  In the fall of 2016 a 500 pound pallet of clothing made by the crafters was shipped to Kagera.  Girls’ personal care kits which are continually being made have been sent overseas by the suitcase full and by May 2017 the tally of kits was 585.   

Tumaini Crafters: In 2010, a group of volunteers began meeting at St. Mary's, to knit, sew, and craft blankets, sweaters, dresses, shirts, Personal Care Kits for girls and other urgently needed items.       

Volunteers Needed!  Monthly work-bees are held at St. Mary's church hall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.  No experience is needed to cut, pack, iron...  All welcome! 

TFC's fundraising events include an annual Strawberry Tea, white elephant sales, and bottle drives. 

Child Sponsorship: A donation of $100 per year enables Tumaini to support an AIDS orphan with housing, food, clothing, school uniform, school supplies and a mosquito net.  


                 For more information on Tumaini projects,

          phone: St. Mary's  250 468 5684

            www.tumainicanada.org. and  www.tumainifund.org.uk