Rachael Green

Rufiji Leprosy Trust has benefitted from many legacies over the years – which have really changed the lives of people in Kindwitwi. We have used legacy income to support leprosy relief work, development of new needs for the village and within our daily support of the village. Thank you so […]

Legacies for Rufiji Leprosy Trust

Children at Kindwitwi - October 2022
Between 6 and 15 October 2022, Geoff O’Donoghue (Co-Chair of RLT) and Jennifer Cosgrave (RLT Trustee) travelled to Kindwitwi to spend some long-overdue time with the team on the ground and re-connect with the community that your donations support. The impact of the pandemic has meant that the trustees have […]

Trustee visit to Kindwitwi – October 2022

As part of our new series, Stories from Kindwitwi, the trustees from RLT are collating the varied and fascinating experiences, anecdotes and stories that our global community has had in Kindwitwi.  To capture these stories, our trustees are inviting people from the RLT community to have a virtual coffee with […]

Stories from Kindwitwi – Nick Bowley- June 2022

We are sorry to bring you the news that Bob Laverton MBE, who was a trustee of RLT for more than 30 years, passed away at the age of 100 earlier this month.  Amongst his many accomplishments, Bob spent forty-two years with Lloyds Bank plc, of which 22 were in […]

News from the Trustees – Bob Laverton – June 2022

For this instalment of the Newsletter, we asked the team in Kindwitwi to share with us the story of the Ward, which is one of the most important projects that your donations continue to support.  In their own words, this is what the team told us! Kindwitwi Leprosy Ward was […]

Leprosy News from Kindwitwi – June 2022

Bob Laverton
Many of you will know or remember G.W.W. Laverton. Bob is one of the founding members of the Rufiji Leprosy Trust and was awarded an MBE in 2004 for his services to RLT in Tanzania.  His dedication to the people of Kindwitwi has always been unwavering.  We are happy to […]

G.W.W. Laverton’s 100th Birthday

We have been going through our archives and came across a newsletter from Father Robin Lamburn in 1979 he wrote: ‘In six months’ time we hope to establish a really good Day Care Centre for the children who are under school age. Little babies are usually well cared for by […]

News from the Trustees- April 2021

Dr William Mapuga
Leprosy detection work continues, and five new Leprosy diagnoses have been made since our last newsletter. Community sensitisation work continues in schools and villages. The National TB and Leprosy Programme has held its annual meeting and resolved to try and eliminate Leprosy as a Public Health problem from all regions […]

Leprosy News- April 2020

In August, James Steel paid a visit to Kindwitwi. James is a colleague of one of the trustees of the Rufiji Leprosy Trust, Geoff O’Donoghue. He stayed at the Father Robin memorial rest house and spent four days getting to know Kindwitwi and the surrounding areas. Here James reflects on […]

What’s so special about Kindwitwi?

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and this year’s theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Empowering, inclusiveness and equality is something we continually strive for. The stigma of leprosy has long been attributed to the physical deformities associated with leprosy. As a place […]

Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

This young lady, Acheni, has worked hard and has overcome many challenges as she works towards her dream of becoming an engineer. Acheni’s four grandparents came to the village many years ago when they found out they had leprosy; they were ostracised from society and had no hope and no aspirations. […]

Celebrating women in Kindwitwi – part 2

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In Kindwitwi, there are many remarkable women who have overcome adversity in their lives – the stigma of leprosy has been one of them! Over 50 years ago, Mrs Nguyu arrived […]

Celebrating women in Kindwitwi – part 1