Become a Tumaini Sponsor!

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A $1,500 sponsorship provides a student with tuition, school uniforms, school supplies, boarding items and medical care for a year. In return, sponsors receive student-written letters, photos, updates and, most importantly, a lasting connection. A sponsorship is more than a financial agreement but an opportunity to build a truly meaningful relationship. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, view a list of students who are currently in need of sponsorship or for more information, send us an email at


How To Write To Your Student

Our students love to hear from you! You can send letters directly to our address in Tanzania, P.O. Box 312, Karatu, Arusha, Tanzania. From the states, a typical letter costs $1.15 in postage, or three Forever stamps. If it is a larger letter, between one and two oz, it will be $1.98 or four Forever stamps. We will then deliver the letter and work with our students to write timely responses so you can stay in touch.

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Fruit Parties!

In place of individual gifts, we encourage  sponsors to donate $50 in honor of their student for a school Fruit Party! We will purchase fruit (typically oranges, watermelon, and bananas) for all boarding students as a Sunday treat in the name of your student. 

To donate, click here and in the notes, be sure to write your student's name and that the donation is for a Fruit Party.

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Help Stock Our Library

We are constantly in need of new books to keep our library shelves full. If you have books that are in good condition that you would like to donate mail them to our US office: 6 Norfolk Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. 

You can also visit our Amazon Wishlist to purchase new books that students have requested.