HOPE in Swahili is TUMAINI
I organize community programs that provide
prevention, care and support for orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania. I am
bilingual in English and Swahili. I ask you to help us ... help children.
Tumaini means hope
Hope for Orphans
PO Box 80344
Dar es Salaam,
Phone: +25 574 482 1289
or +25 574 854 8732
Hello, my name is Tumaini Kibona and I
live in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in East Africa. Many orphans and vulnerable
children are at great risk in my country. They watched their parents die ...
and they are trying to cope. Tanzania is a poor country. We help orphans
become emotionally healthy, independent and able to make adult decisions. Please
help us ... help them.
Will you help us help children?
We select and train volunteer and
We provide emotional support for children
living with dying parents and young siblings
We teach parenting skills to caregivers,
NGOs, community workers and volunteers
We teach people about HIV testing
We counsel children who test HIV positive
We teach life-skills to orphans
We help children plan their own lives
We motivate communities to take responsibility for
orphans and vulnerable children
We teach orphans to deal with discrimination
We help children strengthen
relationships with relatives, friends, neighbors and each other
We seek your help ... please help us help
Relationship Coaching ...
Systemic Coach Training ...
Your Next Step
In Tanzania, some two million people are infected
with HIV and will die of AIDS. In Tanzania alone are
about a million orphans. About half of all orphans are due to the early deaths
of both parents from AIDS.
Huge numbers of young children desperately need help. They need financial
support in a country that is very poor by Western standards ... and they need
In all countries south of the Sahara
desert, millions adults are HIV positive or have already
died of AIDS. And when a person dies "before their time"
- there are often unpleasant emotional consequences for the children of
the family ... and for their children. Help them end grief about death and move
on into life.
"The silence that surrounds children
affected by HIV/AIDS and the inaction that results is morally reprehensible
and unacceptable. If this situation is not addressed, and not addressed now
with increased urgency, millions of children will continue to die, and tens
of millions more will be further marginalised, stigmatised, malnourished,
uneducated, and psychologically damaged" Carol Bellamy, Executive
Mission & Vision
Hope for Orphans provides
community-based programs to care for and support orphans
and vulnerable children. We help provide vulnerable children with skills and
programs that can help them nurture themselves ... and each other. We
emphasize integrity, education and community.
Good Intentions are Not Enough
Part of our work is training relief workers
to provide focused emotional support for the families in which parents
have died from AIDS. Hugs are not enough. These children need help ...
help us help them. If you cannot come to Tanzania, please don't
ignore us ... please help us with resources.
Consider a million orphans in a
thousand villages ... can you help us provide relief workers with
computers? Would you send us your LAST notebook computer? We will
ensure it has a wonderful new life ... helping orphans and vulnerable
children. Send it to:
PO Box 80344, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
you send us farming tools .... or help us buy seeds and tools? Many orphans have
inherited small farms - but their parents died before teaching them how to be
self-sufficient. Please help us help vulnerable children. Please don't forget
them ... can you help us help them?
Hope for Orphans
PO Box 80344, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania