A few weeks ago many riverside dwellings were removed from around the church in Chennai. The houses were demolished and the area along the riverside has been bulldozed leaving the place a total mess. The river these houses were next to is very dirty with human waste and so the local government has a big […]
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 […]
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 […]