Richard (Project Director and Grassroots Tanzania Trustee) and Stanley (Grassroots Tanzania Trustee) lead one of the interviewing teams today. Fantastic place. Lovely people.
Traveling beside the Rift Valley to our furthest location from Mbeya today. The scenery is breath taking and the welcome heart warming. The 2 hour drive down dusty unmade bumpy roads were definitely worth it!! Always exciting to see how the children on the scheme are getting on and to meet the new children and […]
Everyday this week we are interviewing sponsored children in the 16 locations around the Mbeya region of Tanzania. By the end of the week we hope to have interviewed over 2500 children. Although the questions we ask each one are the same everywhere we go, the locations are very different. Some are very remote with […]
A few of you have asked about the house building in Romania that the Grassroots team volunteered to work on – it was a week of intensive building and I think we all watched with passion and interest, willing the team on to build the house in the short period of time they were there. […]
We have just started a new venture in Tanzania. The housing stock some of the families live in is very poor. Some of these are child led families, disabled people or children being looked after by elderly grandparents. So they often struggle to find the rent and and end up moving from rented house to […]
Today the interview team and the building team merged. The children who will be living in the new home being built by the team were taken onto the Grassroots sponsorship scheme. The children are now more than excited about their new home and sponsorship provides them with the school things they are lacking to help […]
Sharon and Ruth are in Romania this week visiting all the children sponsored via Grassroots. This involves driving long distances to their homes which are often in quite remote settings. The scenery is stunning. Building stability and value into a child’s life takes time. It has been wonderful to meet children for the first time […]
This is the place this family lived in before… then they knocked it down and started to prepare the site … and the family started living in a shelter until the build could be done… then the UK team members set off from Luton airport to join the Romanian team members… on […]