Be aware of malaria
By Paul Anathory,
For everyone in Upendo Daima, malaria is a real risk, and it is good to point at a few important aspects of this disease. Also in Upendo Daima we can take precautions! They are listed here!
It is not a joke that every 32 seconds malaria kills 1 person in Africa. Most affected people are pregnant mothers and children under five years. Only ten dollar can save the life of the person. Maintenance of the drainage system is one of prevention methods which can stop mosquito development. If the drainage system is good, it will help to reduce the growth of...
The story of the life of a former street child
By Sanga Kachira: juli 2010
This story reveals the actual story of my life to the present.
I am born in1992 in the village Buseresere, and have grown up in a peasant family. My father was a miner while my mom was a farmer. Life was good and there was peace and harmony.
As time went on, things changed and my father started drinking alcohol. He became a heavy drinker and this started to affect life. He started to fight at home. Peace and love which we used to have disappeared.
By that time my father was building a house. My mother was tired of loving a drunken person who used to fight...
Working Visit in The Netherlands
In the period 13 June – 12 July Marga van Barschot and Isabella Lukuba visited the Netherlands. The purpose of the visit was to meet sponsor organizations as well as individual sponsors, and Isabella followed a Personal Management Skills course.
During their stay they met a large number of people, many individual sponsors but for instance also schools, churches, “communicantjes”, organizations like Cordaid, Hoedje van Papier, the second hand bookshop “De Boekenlegger” as well as people who had visited Upendo Daima in Mwanza during the past year. Of course they made use of the...
A True Easter Story
People are normally spending hours in the Church on Easter Saturday night. Gerard and I have however spent hours in the hospital with Marwa. This was Easter for us.
When I came home on Saturday night, a boy was sitting on a stone in front of Malimbe Family waiting for me. You could see that there was something wrong with him. He was shivering despite the fact that he wore a thick coat and the temperature was very pleasant. When he got up I recognized him. Marwa (18 years of age) has lived a few years in Malimbe but in 2007 he ran away after a conflict with the staff: "I don't...
The story of Juma Bahati
Paulo S. Lughali, Counseler MF
Juma Bahati was born in 1994 in Geita District near Mwanza, Unfortunately after a couple of years his father died and Juma staid behind with his mother who lived together with his grandma, his brothers and sisters. Juma was harrassed by his grandma, walked away from home and tried to survive on the streets of Mwanza and did not go to school. After some...
Story about our street work
Mwanza May 3, 2010
Paschal Mpemba, Counseler BHH
It was Thursday morning 08.30 a.m. as we went to town for street work, Paschal Mpemba and Reginald Tanu. When we reached town we started looking for the street children. First we went to Mkamma street where we met 3 children and we talked to them. They came with us. After that we continued to walk along the roads looking for the children in...
A new Chairman
When Wilma van Hienen decided to step down as chairman, early 2009, Maria van Strijp took over her task for a one year interim period. And despite the fact that she was involved in several projects in Mwanza and handled a heavy workload, all went well. One of her tasks was finding a new chairman, and she managed to do this. Her husband André van Strijp has in the past year, often...
Back in Mwanza
In March 2010 we were back in Tanzania and made a working visit of two times 4 days to Upendo Daima in Mwanza. What could be nicer than leaving the cold spring in the Netherlands and enjoy the warmth of East Africa. And it was hot, because it was the wet season with occasionally a few heavy showers. After 3 years, it was very nice and useful to meet the Upendo Daima staff and children...
A story about Godfrey Emily
By P.S. Lughali, Counseler, MF
Godfrey Emily was born in 1996 in the Nyakabungo street, Ilemela district, Mwanza region. His parents divorced a long time ago after being disparity. He lived, when he was 13 years old, as a nomad because his parents didn’t make preparations for the future. They lived in a hard environment with no idea where to get food. His mother was not involved...
The story of the young boy Yohana
April 2010 By Paul Anathory,
By Paul Anathory,
Supervisor BHH Yohana a young boy of eight years old was found by Back Home House staff of Upendo Daima in Mwanza town street on 2st March 2010 during our Tuesday day time street work. He looked very weak and was holding a small plastic bag with medicine in it. When we saw that he was very weak we went close and greeted him “hujambo” He...
Yohana a young boy of eight years old was found by Back Home House staff of Upendo Daima in Mwanza town street on 2st March 2010 during our Tuesday day time street work.
He looked very weak and was holding a small plastic bag with medicine in it. When we saw that he was very weak we went close and greeted him “hujambo” He...
From 24 November to 9 December 2009, I visit three projects in Mwanza, including the Street Children Project Upendo Daima.
The first few days I stay with Marga and Hoja in their recently built house in Malimbe. From the kitchen window you can see the kibanda from Malimbe Family, but regrettably the neighbours are building a student hostel in their garden, and soon the kibanda...
New Web Site Launched
You surely will have noticed: the new web site is ‘live’. New colours, many photo's, a slightly different format and, above all, bilingual. From now on the Tanzanian staff and sponsors, but also the sponsors outside Holland will be able to follow Upendo Daima in detail. For us, the new system is great since we can customize the web site directly from our PC without any involvement...
December and January were hectic months. We have received many guests. We were extremely pleased with the visits of the parents of a number of children. We had a number of guests from Europe; of course from the Netherlands, but also from Italy and Germany. But we also opened our doors for the relations in our neighbourhood; representatives of Vodacom, Coca Cola and a number of...
The Netherlands February 2009
New Chairman Upendo Daima
Beginning this year Wilma van Hienen stepped down as Chairman of Upendo Daima Netherland. From the very beginning Wilma was the driving force of the foundation and thanks to her efforts, we were always in a position to provide financial support to the Upendo Daima project. For this we want to thank Wilma once again for everything she has done for Upendo Daima.