News

20. November 2018
Dear Friends, “Almost a little too much.” This actually should be the headline of this newsletter. You could also say: “God is good!“ Building or finishing four buildings at the same time, indeed, is quite a challenge. Especially, if one keeps in mind that we have not commissioned a general contractor but handle everything ourselves—with brick layers and other…
18. April 2018
Dear Friends, Time is flying. Several months have passed once again since we last reported about Dunia ya Heri. First of all, we want to thank all those who are supporting us—in regard to the building projects and in regard to our regular ongoing expenses for the running of the orphanage. We started Dunia ya Heri in good faith, hoping that the necessary support would…
24. November 2017
We are always careful to keep our running costs as low as possible. In this context, we were bothered for a long time that the weekly fuel consumption had reached an almost unbearable level. We had to run our gasoline generator almost constantly to fill our two water tanks of 5,000 and 2,000 liters capacity. Nevertheless, our gardeners were more concerned with running…
19. November 2017
Since the beginning of August or the end of September, two volunteers from Germany have been helping us with our varied tasks with the children. One of the helpers, Fleur Igler, came to us with the help of the "Weltwärts" program of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This program is taught by ADRA (Adventist Delevopment and Relieve…
2. November 2017
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 doesn't seem to be hard…
2. November 2017
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…
30. August 2017
Pumpkins in Austria help orphans in Africa Actually, they did not want to kill two birds with one stone. They did not want to kill animals at all. On the contrary. They were concerned with the creation of a flowering meadow in Burgkirchen, Austria (near Braunau am Inn) to support the important and increasingly difficult task of feeding of bees and other insects during…
2. December 2016
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…
19. October 2016
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). Image 00 No hotel high-rise…
15. June 2016
Ihr Friends, Almost 5 months have passed since we officially reported from "Dunia ya Heri" last time. On the one hand we do not want to bother our supporters too much with information, on the other hand many of you will wonder what has happened in the meantime. Our goal is still to pick up the first orphans in late summer of this year. With your help, we have come a…
15. March 2015
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 to have our…