Christmas comes with a splash of hope!

Not only does Christmas come with presents, but this year it comes with rain! OK, in the UK that is relatively normal and is nothing unusual. But in Tabora these mean so much more – these can mean life and possibly even enough income to send the children to school!

A small amount of the money raised was used to bring some Christmas cheer and small gifts of food and other necessities were given to those we care for.

And the rainwater ponds are filled!

With Christmas came the long awaited rains. And water in Tabora means food and a small income if you are lucky. In 2019 your donations allowed for the building of another 5 ponds bringing the total now to nearly 30. And most were filled as a result of the recent rain.

Edward is one of the 70 people who have been able to get an additional income by growing a small market garden using water from one of our rainwater collection ponds. He says: ‘I could not survive on the £30 a month for my night watchman job with my wife and our four children. Because of the rainwater collection pond dug by Familia Moja I was able to get an additional £160 in the first crop with onions and was able to do the same three months later with harvest of tomatoes. This additional income meant that we did not have to starve and we even had the ability to let the children go to school and share food etc with our families or neighbours in emergencies.’

But how could we support the new market gardeners as to use the water most efficiently so that they could maximize their income? Familia Moja is now working with small groups of growers and have started a small agriculture project to test and show the community how to improve yield using environmentally-friendly growing techniques.

Thank you for supporting this work. It is God’s work and brings with it the miracle of life!

Author: ericbeachhpa

I am the webmaster / administrator for Familia Moja Community Project - UK. I assist the trustees of this charity in the publicity using this website. The organisation's aim is the prevention or relief of poverty and sickness in the Tabora district of Tanzania by making grants or donations to a Community Based Project [CBO] with the same name licensed in Tanzania.

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