About us

Our Objectives

Rufiji Leprosy Trust’s primary responsibility is to raise funds to support the work of FRRTL (Foundation for Rapid Response of TB and Leprosy) in the Rufiji District of Tanzania, enabling the work of the Leprosy Care Centre in Kindwitwi. We have eight volunteer trustees across the globe with four trustee meetings a year, mostly via teleconference. Our three objectives are:


Patient Care – To support ex-leprosy patients and their families throughout the district

For many years RLT has been supporting:
– A housing complex (ward) in Kindwitwi for 20 villages severely affected by leprosy in need of full-time care
– Extra help for those trying to live independently
– Extra help with the costs of education for those affected by leprosy and their families
– Support to FRRTL around Facilities to enable the above work

Awareness – To find and treat leprosy in the Rufiji area of Tanzania

Via FRRTL RLT supports the work of the Government funded District TB and Leprosy Co-ordinator with outreach visits and support programmes.

Education – To promote self-sufficiency among those affected by leprosy and their families

Currently RLT supports:
– A kindergarten in Kindwitwi
– Contributions towards secondary and further education students with costs associated with their education