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This site updated on the 12 September  2013  



KARIBU ! (Welcome)


The TrueVineTrust (TVT) for Tanzania  is a non-governmental, christian-based, non-profit making charity assisting in the support and development of education, healthcare and vocational  needs in Tanzania.  


TVT is dedicated to providing relief to communities living in the drought-ridden Maasai steppe (Shambarai region) and Arusha area, who are very poor or orphaned.  We support several projects including Mgutwa Secondary and High school and Mirerani clinic.  For information on the different projects go to Projects.                                                         


The original project was called the Shambarai project (1999) which was to provide for drinking water so desperately needed in this area.

From these early days it became obvious that there were many other needs in these communities.   Shambarai project changed its name (2004) to become True Vine Trust for Tanzania (TVT)  Requests were made from local people to TVT  for help in hospitals and schools.   Since the first project TVT has become  involved with other projects, the largest of which is the construction of Mgutwa secondary school complex.    


Some projects have been completed but there is much  more to be done.  If you would like to help with these projects go to the Donate page.  Your giving is greatly appreciated; it is the hope that the next building to be constructed will be the dining hall.  Architectural plans have been drawn up for a multi-purpose hall which will be used by  the whole community  for sports,  meetings, assemblies, worship, education  in  healthcare and literacy for local groups.

Integrated into this building will be a diagnostic and treatment facility (Bethany Centre).   















There are opportunities to volunteer long or short  term with the projects, such as teaching, construction and ministry.  Go to Involvement for more information.


TVT gratefully thank all helpers, prayer partners, donators and sponsors for their kind and generous support over the last year.

You can sponsor a pupil at Mgutwa by going to the Sponsorship page.


Nadines visited the TrueVine Trust projects during October 2011.  For news of the visit go to Nadines Newsletter   





Fundraising events 2013

27 February 2013


Mgutwa Sponsorship

4  December 2012


Visit in  April  2013 .  

Go to Newsletter for details of this visit.


Loughborough Lions provided the funds to construct a deep well and a water storage tank which gives a reliable supply of water for the needs of Mgutwa school..  


15 October 2013




Drawing water from well - project  completed  2000

Three completed class rooms and one staff room, 2011

Childcare students at AGAPE vocational training centre



For Sponsorship of Mgutwa school.

PLEASE  help us raise £4,000!

This is the amount required for 30 bunk beds and 60 mattresses. The education of these young people is in jeopardy and could be halted if the above requirements are not met.

Please click below to make your donation.  Thankyou.

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