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    Dear everyone
    You may or you may not be aware that there has been an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude in Bukoba Tanzania the biggest earthquake in this area for over 117 years. Bukoba is my home town and my immediate family live there. This happened on Saturday the 10th September and caused a great deal of destruction and 17 people are reported dead. Sadly lots of houses and many buildings have been destroyed or damaged beyond repair. For me just looking at different images posted on the internet I can see lots of places I know and recognise and this makes me really sad.
    More significantly for me, my dad, who is 101 years old, his house has been damaged beyond repair! He lives with my sister and my niece with learning disabilities with her two boys. Therefore this is a difficult time for everyone in the village and the whole community.
    Therefore I would like to ask you as a friend, family or someone who feels touched by this event if you can contribute financially towards the building cost.

    As an estimation, it will probably cost around 45,000,000 Tanzania shillings to rebuild the house which is approximately £17,000. Kindly some people have already donated £8,060 of which we are grateful but we still need to collect £8,940. If I receive more donations than my family need I will ensure it is used to help other families. I will keep you informed of progress as things develop.

    Thank you very much for your support

    Charles Ndigirwa



    • Charles Ndigirwa7 months ago
      Charles Ndigirwa

      Charles Ndigirwa

      7 months ago

      Dear Family, Friends and well wishers. I and my family are so grateful for your amazing support. The last six weeks I have been helping the building work and just returned on 17th Feb. Building work for the main structure is now completed, as you can see in the photo. Many thanks for your amazing support, this is because of YOU. The work we have done has used all the funds that we collected so far. We are now going to continue to fund raise in order to do the finishing work including the floor, doors, windows, mosquito wire and plastering

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    • Charles Ndigirwa9 months ago
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      Charles Ndigirwa

      9 months ago

      Thank you again for all your continued support. We are now ready to put the roof on. This wouldn't have been possible without your kind and generous donation. We are still £7,000 behind in order to complete the house, therefore please give if you can in order to finish the great work some of have started. I am going to Tanzania on 5th January to help and support this project. My dad and the whole family very much appreciate your help and support Wishing you a merry Christmas and Happy new ye

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    • Charles Ndigirwa10 months ago
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      Charles Ndigirwa

      10 months ago

      Thank you ever so much for your donation. Just to give you update, the foundation was completed two weeks ago and now you can see the progress made within this period. It is still a long way to go but the a big step has been made and this is because of your support. Without you this progress wouldn't have been possible. So I thank you all on behalf of my dad and the whole family. Please give any amount you can manage. A BIG thank you again

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    • Elizabeth Ashby

      Elizabeth Ashby

      Feb 27, 2017

      It is fantastic that the roof is on now. I hope the well can be dug soon, and that people help to raise the rest of the money needed very soon.


    • M RHOADS

      M RHOADS

      Feb 12, 2017


    • Elizabeth Ashby

      Elizabeth Ashby

      Feb 3, 2017

      Hello Charles,Hope all is well in Tanzania, and the house building is going well.See you when you get back.I will keep prayingLiz


    • Edward Bird

      Edward Bird

      Dec 31, 2016

      House is looking great Charles - hope your trip next week goes well. Don't forget: measure twice, cut once!All the best Ed and Kate


    • Anonymous


      Dec 22, 2016

      God bless you in all that you're doing Charles!


    • Williamsons


      Dec 20, 2016

    • Anonymous


      Dec 12, 2016

      Lots of love to you all.


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