It is with sadness that Richard and myself have decided to wind up our project in Ughandi B Tanzania over the next few months. The remaining funds will be distributed to where it’s most needed.
From my first visit in 2003 with Abraham till the present it has been a truly amazing and worthwhile experience to work alongside the locals and indeed experience village life.
We would thank all those who over the past 10 years have come along for the journey helping in any way they could. Too many individuals, charities and companies to thank personally but you know who you are. Most of all we thank the villagers for accepting us as one of them and for their hospitality, especially the Ng’eni family and project manager Abraham without whom none of the projects would have been possible.
Many friendships have been made and those will continue as we hold you in our hearts.
Richard and Bryony Loader
Foot note. Here is how we spent the final £500 of project funds.
During April 2019 we decided the money would be best spent on further helping the youth of Ughandi B and to that end Kisuda Orgenes purchased several items for the Community building and had them installed.
The building has become very popular with young people studying in the evenings after school and it has helped many go on to university. They have been so enthusiastic that they asked for mattresses to enable them to sleep over and these have been provided along with bedding.
The solar lighting we left for them to study with was not bright enough to cover both sides of the building and since girls had begun to use one half to study at night we purchased a more powerful battery. Bulbs were wired up to the ceiling and switches added.
Over the years we have purchased study books and it was decided to up date them in the subjects of Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography.
There were also minor repairs to the building itself for example the paintwork and door handles.