Eric Sturdza Investments is proud to be working with the Tumaini Fund again in 2020, a charity which seeks to support orphans in remote regions of Tanzania.
The Tumaini Fund was founded in January 2003 by Dr Susan Wilson, a local Guernsey doctor who worked in Kagera in 2001 and was horrified at the lack of hope for the 200,000 AIDS orphans in the remote and desperately poor north western region of Tanzania.
The Charity today supports 25,000 orphans and has dug 100 clean-water wells; as well as providing educational support from nursery to university level. As a result of the Charity’s efforts, they are currently supporting 8,000 children in secondary school and have 200 at university. Further information regarding the expanse of the charity’s work can be found here: Our commitment to charitable giving and The Tumaini Fund.
40% of people in sub-Saharan Africa are without access to clean water, with the villagers having to drink ground-water. Globally 1,300 children die each day due to drinking filthy water.
Eric Sturdza Investments selected the Tumaini Fund as one of the beneficiaries of its Charitable Engagement programme in late 2017 and has during the past three years provided the funding for the construction of five clean water wells.
During 2019, three such wells were built with Eric Sturdza Investments’ support in the Karagwe District of the Kagera region, Tanzania. The following shows the impact of the charities work.
Runyaga’s new clean water well serves 860 people.
Mchuba’s new clean water well serves 691 people normally; however the number benefiting from the well can double during the dry season.
The new water well that was built with Eric Sturdza Investments’ support in 2019, serves clean water to 1,013 people.
The three newly constructed wells provide access to clean safe drinking water to 2,564 people; however this number can expand significantly during the dry season when surface water decreases, and builds on the impact of the two new wells built by Eric Sturdza Investments in 2018 which supports 1,000 individuals.
Dr Susan Wilson in commenting on the impact of Eric Sturdza Investments in 2019 stated, “In the dry season the number of people coming to these wells can double as the surface water dries up in their villages, so your wells will easily be supplying 3,000 to 4,000 people in the dry season.”
Eric Sturdza Investments is delighted to be able to provide support to the incredible work of the Tumaini Fund and is again working with the Charity in 2020; providing approximately 300 secondary school starter kits, which includes the necessary books that children are required to obtain in order to be admitted for secondary education.