We now care for 104 orphans as a whole. 22 orphans at Mafinga, 19 in Uwemba and 63 at Ibumila. We currently have 12 matrons in total. 6 of them are at Ibumila Upendo Village. 2 at Mafinga Upendo Family, one at Uwemba Upendo Family and 2 at Madeke Pineapple Farm. One matron (Melina Fungo) […]
I am a widow who come from Ikingula, almost 6o kilometers from Yerusalem Upendo Family in Mafinga. I got married in 2001 and had a child thereafter, Ahmed Mohamed. In 2004 my husband got ill and after a few months died, leaving me with the child to struggle on my own. I had to work […]
I am a second-grade child, ten years old and an orphan. The story is that my father died but what I know is that my mother is mentally challenged, and I am her only child. Life has always been a struggle for me. If I had anything to eat, then it was my mother’s relatives […]
The new church has had pews installed, and both children’s and adult (village) choirs have been formed. Videos of the choirs singing are now on the TOUCO.org website.
The fish pond was stocked in the Spring with the first baby tilapia, and then they had to survive a difficult period of drought. Water from the wells had to be pumped in to keep up with evaporation, but the fish survived. All enjoyed a much anticipated first harvest. The first milk goats were another […]
It has been a very busy six months. I have settled into my new Mtwango parish assignment, which is close to Ibumila Village. The construction of the 3 planned family UPENDO houses was begun. Much progress was made during the dry season at both locations. The 2 houses at Ibumila Upendo Village are about 75% […]
The Children at Ibumila UPENDO village singing on All Saints Day. TOUCO. Tanzanian Orphans UPENDO Community.