Dear friends and family,
April has been a trying month for Voices of Africa, but as always we are able to get by with a little help from our friends. We appreciate the support given to us by Mediterraneo Dar es Salaam and by Rebecca Shaw. Mediterraneo generously has provided for the education for all the children for the month. Rebecca Shaw came to visit from the UK and support Chez by giving each child football jerseys, sports shoes, and helping with our cleaning supplies.
Our 5 youngest boys are still going to school at Joyworld. The headmistress says they are doing great and making progress daily. There has been a number of challenges and hurdles to climb to get the other children in school, but the government is finally cooperating. We expect to have all of the children happily in class in May. The local government officials have been coming to visit us and giving sound advice on the processes of the endless bureaucracy here in Tanzania. We are very thankful for their support.
After months of waiting and pushing our organization has finally received official trust status in Tanzania enabling us to support and provide better services to the women and children of Tanzania with the blessing of the national government. We thank everyone who has been helpful and instrumental in this process.
This month the Chez Kristo house has started undergoing renovations and will be painted and sparkling. We are looking for help and support to buy permanent beds and furniture for Chez Kristo. If you want to help, the beds are $100 each and we are in need of 12 in total for of the children and staff. We are in the process of having the first one made so we can post the picture and you can see what we are hoping to provide. For each donor, we will post a photo of the bed and the children who will be sleeping there.