Welcome to Rufiji Leprosy Trust

mapThe Rufiji Leprosy Trust exists to fundraise and support the Kindwitwi Leprosy Care Centre in the Rufiji area of Tanzania. The care centre assists in:

~ Finding and treating leprosy sufferers in the Rufiji area
~ Supporting ex-leprosy patients and their families throughout the Rufiji area
~ Promoting self-sufficiency of ex-leprosy sufferers and their families

Leprosy is fast becoming the Cinderella of serious diseases – many think leprosy is no longer a problem, although the Trust knows this is not universally true. Please read on to find out more about our work, to make a donation or to catch up on the latest news.


Latest News

  Hamisi’s grandparents both had leprosy many years ago and came to live in Kindwitwi to receive care and treatment.  Rufiji Leprosy Trust has supported Hamisi through kindergarten, primary and secondary school. He is currently away at college studying for an IT qualification and tells us his career dream is to have a job as…

RLT has been selected to take part in The Big Give Charities Christmas Challenge 2014.Starting 10 am on 4th December we hope to raise £2,180 online, which could be doubled to £4,360 with matched donations.   This will be enough to fund a year of secondary education for twenty children from families affected by

We are delighted to announce that Peter Sasi, Executive Director for the District Health Authority has joined the Board of Directors of Kindwitwi Leprosy Care Centre and Development Association. Peter, who is a dentist and has a Masters in Health Administration, is a key figure in the provision of health services throughout the Rufiji District. We…

One of the functions of the Leprosy Centre is to ensure sufferers are taught to protect their hands and feet. These two pictures explain why. The usual method of cooking in Kindwitwi is with metal pans being heated up precariously on hot charcoal. And swinging the hoe towards the body can easily damage toes. While injuries through burns…

Our latest newsletter is now out. Read about the May Day celebrations, the new Hurricane Lamps and our Treasurer’s epic cycle ride. No 95 Jun 2014

Today is the 20th anniversary of Father Robin Lamburn’s passing. Without Father Robin, Kindwitwi would not be the place it is today and RLT would not be here. We will be collecting memories, photographs and any lovely stories you have over the next month to create a memory page on our website. Please share any…

We have received some fantastic news over the past few weeks.  We are pleased to be able to announce that the BMA Charitable Purposes Subcommittee has made a £3,600 donation to the Rufiji Leprosy Trust. This money will be used to contribute towards the costs of World Leprosy Day events for the next three years…

Last week three RLT Trustees (Richard, Rachael and Sarah) visited Kindwitwi. For Richard and Rachael it was their first time to the village, as they only came on board in 2012 and 2010 respectively. Sarah first visited Kindwiwti in the 1980′s as an 18 year old student, then again as part of her medical school…

Welcome to the new website for Rufiji Leprosy Trust. Follow the links at the top of the page to find out more about our work supporting the Kindwitwi Leprosy Care Centre in Tanzania.