Dunia ya Heri: Now officially open The main purpose of my trip to Tanzania in June 2017 was the festive inauguration and official opening of Dunia ya Heri, our African orphanage. Representing the German association, Gerhard and Christel were accompanying me. Of course, we were especially excited to see our new children which have been accepted since our last visit—and Continue Reading
On Friday, October 20, we received our youngest one! The Baby was not older than three weeks. Unfortunately, it had been abondened by his parents/mother. The first week it had spent in a hospital where it was treated for malnourishment. Now the little boy has found his new home. He is developing great and has already gained some weight. Smiling Continue Reading
Dear Friends, December has arrived and with it, some very exciting news from the coast of Tanzania. Our last letter went out about six months ago – a lot has happened since. Work crews have been busy with the finishing touches on the first building including putting up shelves, painting the walls, making windows and shutters, and many other small Continue Reading
First Home for Children Almost Completed Dunia ya Heri two years later by Gerhard Padderatz Tanzania’s coastal region south of Dar es Salaam (“house of peace”, 4.3 million inhabitants) is characterized by its wild beauty (picture 00). No hotel high-rise buildings, no crowded beaches clutter the scene (01) —just a few fisher men and their boats can be seen (02 Continue Reading
Dear Friends of our Mission Project, Five months ago we last informed you about our project in Tanzania. On one hand we do not want to “end up in your spam files” – on the other hand, there may be some individuals and donors who wish to receive further details about the progress of “Dunia ya Heiri” – the “Land Continue Reading
In Africa, seeing people cook on charcoal under the open sky is a regular occurance. While gas is expensive, bushes and trees are plentyful. Because people are used to cutting trees and processing them to charcoal, properties with an abundant populations of trees tend to lose them over time. This was confirmed by the former owner. It was therefore important Continue Reading
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