Tumaini Fund helping Tanzanian orphans receives Guernsey support from Asset Risk Consultants

July 25th, 2013 by Tumaini Fund

Dr Susan Wilson of the Tumaini Fund with Phil Bodman of Asset (click image to expand - image courtesy of the Tumaini fund)

Dr Susan Wilson of the Tumaini Fund with Phil Bodman, Chief Operating Officer of Asset Risk Consultants (click image to expand – image courtesy of the Tumaini fund)

Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) are supporting the Tumaini Fund by providing a base for the charity at its Guernsey offices and now the charity’s work in Tanzania is benefitting from a new communications platform that the firm has helped to set-up with Tumaini volunteer and IT expert Adam Kinniburgh.

Dr Susan Wilson, who founded the charity, said “communicating with all of our volunteers and our parish workers out in Africa has always been a challenge.”

“This new cloud based IT system allows them to log in from our offices in the region and update contacts and provide information directly,” she said.

“Our volunteers in Guernsey, the UK and the USA can also access our databases making us much more efficient and able to focus on helping as many people in Kagera as possible.”

ARC has supported the Tumaini Fund for four years by providing the charity with office space and covering the running and maintenance costs associated with it.

Dr Susan Wilson with Phil Bodman of Asset Risk Consultants (click image to expand - image courtesy of Tumaini Fund)

Dr Susan Wilson with Phil Bodman of Asset Risk Consultants in the Tumaini Fund office (click image to expand – image courtesy of Tumaini Fund)

The fund uses the office to produce newsletters and other communications and to provide a point of contact for the many volunteers involved with fundraising and activity in the remote Kagera region of Tanzania.

The Tumaini Fund, founded by Dr Susan Wilson, is a Christian charity that supports children and families living in Kagera, Tanzania where there is little infrastructure, industry or other support.

The region has seen a large influx of refugees from neighbouring Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo.

Phil Bodman, Chief Operating Officer at Asset Risk Consultants, said “the Tumaini Fund is an inspirational charity that we are thrilled to be able to support.”

“We want to assist them in their mission as much as we can to ensure that 100% of every donation continues to go to the children and families of the Kagera region,” he said.

(click image to expand - image courtesy of Tumaini Fund)

David Kibenza, Tanzanian Director of the Tumaini Fund, at one of the computers shipped to one of the Kagera secondary schools (click image to expand – image courtesy of Tumaini Fund)

The Tumaini Fund this year has supported 25,000 orphans, in a region where HIV carriage is around 28% and a subsistence farmer is expected to earn £55 per year.

Dr Susan Wilson said “we are immensely grateful to Asset Risk Consultants for their generosity and support in minimising the cost of running our office.”

“As we cover the remaining overheads ourselves, this enables 100% of all donations given in Guernsey to be sent out to Tanzania to make a real difference,” she said.

“It can be hard for people in Guernsey to truly understand the conditions that these orphans live in, but I can assure islanders that all the supplies we send; from knitted blankets to ultrasonic scanners, make an enormous difference.”

 

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