Tanzania Orphans Upendo Community (TOUCO) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exempt Idaho Nonprofit Corporation. It is an organization devoted to bringing life in abundance to the orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania. By integrating the mission of Christ to love and care for the needy, TOUCO intends to empower villages and other local communities to promote culturally holistic and sustainable models of orphan care based on the wisdom of the traditional African extended family practice.
Empowering local communities means being inspired by a local leadership vision of orphan care that addresses bioecological challenges (social, economic, political and environmental). In light of this, it is essential to design sustainable interventions which affirm the age-old maxim that even with global assistance in Tanzanian orphan care the crux is “Tanzanian problems need Tanzanian solutions”.
Rev. Bruno Denyatuli Mgaya (PhD)
With TOUCO, we all have an ideal opportunity to be involved with fellow Christians in many facets of the orphans’ lives. Just knowing that this project is directed by a leader (Rev. Bruno Mgaya) who understands what it is to be an orphan and who has focused much of his life in seeking solutions to their problems and applying that understanding on current pilot projects, gives it a much greater chance of success.
It is important to note that 100% of all donor funds is spent in Tanzania on orphan housing, food, care and education. We are a 100% volunteer organization and all overhead expenses are covered. Remember that you are not limited to financial support; your encouragement, prayers and even physical participation in this project will make a difference into the future.
Kevin O’Sullivan (Board Chairman)