The Friends of Tanzania was initiated by the parishes of All Saints Brookline, Grace, North Attleborough, and Trinity Melrose in 2008.
Support has also come from others in the diocese, and from Episcopalians in the dioceses of Texas and Fort Worth—as well as those of other faiths and no faith. The group has been in a companion relationships with the parish of St. Alban’s, Mgombezi for five years and is currently developing relationships with two other parishes in Tanga: Holy Cross, Magila and St Francis Xavier, Kizara.
Since 2008, members of the group have participated in 5 mission trips to Tanga and raised over $130,000 for projects in Tanga including the building of a health center in the village of Kizara, a remote community in the Usambara mountains; a leprosy care center in Misufini; a home for seniors in Mapinduzi; support for various projects in the parish of St. Alban’s, Mgombezi including support for orphan children; a swing set for the nursery school and six sewing machines for mothers enrolled in a tailoring school at Holy Cross parish in Magila.
Join us in our pilgrimage of faith and solidarity!
The text from these pages was largely written by Colin Johnstone, with photos and blog set up by Sara Irwin