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This site updated on the 12 September  2013  




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 and stationary.  

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 books.


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.