We have arrived in Chennai and it has been a full on day. After not sleeping for over 36 hours tiredness is beginning to set in. We had a fab time meeting people in the community and praying with them. The homes in the slum are very small just one room no bigger then box […]
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 […]
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 […]
Those visiting from the UK joined with our friends Kevin & Deborah and the lovely congregation at Sovereign King Mission Church for church this Sunday. Church in the middle of one of Chennai’s (India) toughest slums. The visitors were welcomed with traditional flower garlands. Very smelly. Tamil songs to Jesus sang with passion and gratitude. […]
Kevin & Deborah Kamalraj and their daughter Diane have been visiting the UK this week. They were invited to a wedding by their extended family (who paid for the air tickets) and so extended their stay to meet with us and visited church groups, individuals and schools that support the work they do in the […]
Such fun to meet children Grassroots has been sponsoring in India since we started almost 10 years ago. These two young people were both part of the first group of children we started supporting. This year they got married. Today in Chennai as told by Andy: “Most of the day we spent interviewing again. We […]