1998 - Garden in Mill Lane, Long Whatton, Leics, UK. Vision for Shambarai water
project on occasion of visit by Reverand Kedmon Mlemeta.
2000 - Shambarai. First visit. First well dug, hand pump installed.
2001 - Shambarai Primary school. Second visit. Books, stationary, games, toys,
calculators, musical instruments. Surgical dressings and medical textbooks donated
to Shambarai hospital. A volunteer (Sean) helped with the construction of a classroom,
materials being donated by World Vision.
2002 - Shambarai. Repair to a damaged water hand pump funded by Shambarai village
project. The project was managed by Agape Mission International, to provide clean
water supply to the adjacent school and hospital. Primary school received books
A consignment of bibles and new testaments for distribution by AMI.
2004 - Third visit. Mount Meru hospital in Arusha, Themi hospital, Bethany diagnostic/treatment
centre, New Hope Foundation orphanage in Arusha, Shambarai hospital and primary school,
Lutheran vocational centre at Usa River and the Aids Orphanage at Usa River; to
deliver surgical instruments, bandages, thermometers, BP monitors, books, stationary,
games, wood working tools, toys, DVDs and computers.
The origin of TrueVineTrust came about as a result of this visit as it was realised
there were other areas in the region with equal needs and the consignement of donated
goods were able to be distributed as required in the Shambarai region.
2007 - Mgutwa Building work commences on Mgutwa secondary school. Fourth visit.
Educational books delivered to Mgutwa school.
Educational books delivered to Usa River Primary school.
2008 - Fifth visit. Mgutwa classrooms (3) built. Longdrop toilet block built.
Deep well (200ft) constructed.
The following items were delivered to West Meru District Hospital: diathermy machine,
bp monitors and stethoscopes. Visited several orphanages distributing stationary,
books, games and toys.
Mgutwa school received text books, games, sports equipment, stationary and reading
2009/2010 - A dormitory for 35 female students completed, together with latrines,
school teachers house, staff room, and a further classroom ( temporarily used as
a dormitory for the male students). AMI installed two water tanks, as the well
only provides water for approximately 4 months of the year. In September 2010 students
were educated to the required standard for the January 2011 intake, for when the
school officially opened.
2011 - Construction of permanent kitchen facility and store room started.Completion
is dependent on funding to provide for tin sheeting for the roof and metal windows/doors
and glazing (May 2011). Nadine visited projects at Agape & Mgutwa in October 2011.
2012 - A new well was bored to provide a much needed supply of water. The water
from the well was too salty for drinking, but is useful for everyday purposes, such
as washing clothes.