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Tanzania

In Tanzania, your support is building independence and security for a marginalised and often forgotten group of leprosy-affected people

For many years, TLM, in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika, has provided funding, staff or other support to Hombolo Leprosy Hospital, near the capital, Dodoma. During the last decade, teams from Northern Ireland have visited regularly to help build houses for leprosy-affected families in Samaria, the leprosy village next to the hospital.

How TLM is helping change lives in Tanzania

  • Hombolo Hospital

    TLM NI continues to give financial support to Hombolo Hospital and its outreach activities. The work includes the identification, treatment and referral of villagers with symptoms of leprosy, TB, HIV and other diseases.

  • Outreach activities

    Outreach teams screen sick villagers who cannot travel to the hospital because of their illness or infirmity, and provide information or health education within the villages and local schools about major diseases and how to avoid them. There are also several self-help groups of people living near Hombolo Hospital. These groups help the members to establish livelihoods, and learn how to advocate for their rights, with TLM’s support as needed.

  • Life-giving water

    In January 2017, your support gave residents in Hombolo a fresh and much-needed addition to village life; a new borehole which is happily producing lots of safe, clean water for this community. It’s making a huge difference to the lives of leprosy-affected people and helping improve overall hygiene.

  • Strong foundations

    Plans are currently underway to finish building three more houses in Hombolo. Once completed it is hoped to build the final three houses (of a total of 29) before the end of the 2017. Around £20,000 is needed to enable this work to occur.

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