News


We are always happy to hear about visitors to Kindwitwi. This year the Kindwitwi Team hosted Rachel Manolson and her family. Rachel spent six months in Kindwitwi in her gap year in 1990. She lived as Father Robin’s guest and spent time assessing and documenting the disabilities faced by individual […]

Kindwitwi welcomes visitors


The Rufiji Leprosy Trust believes that education is a way to support people to gain access to new opportunities and find pathways to better lives especially when they have been directly impacted by leprosy.  The Trust uses some of the funds you donate to sponsor young people whose family have […]

Education Sponsorship


All our readers are aware that Leprosy is curable. But did you know work is being done to prevent the spread of leprosy within a population? We were pleased to hear that in October Dr. NJacko, who works closely with our Chairman Burchard Rwamtoga and the Tanzania National TB and […]

News from the Trustees



Salum, the village shoemaker shares with us the latest leprosy updates and news from the village. Over the past three months heavy rain has been affecting several areas in Tanzania.  These rains have caused flooding and a number of rivers have overflowed.  We have also seen damage to houses and […]

News from the village


News from the Trustees: The Rufiji Leprosy Trust’s Annual Report to the Charity Commission. Each year the Rufiji Leprosy Trust submits financial and narrative reports to the Charity Commission in the UK. In case you have not had a chance to look up this information on RLT’s 2018 performance, we […]

Making a difference to the lives of people living with ...


We are proud to have developed relationships with a number of institutions that want to support our community achieve our goals and vision. Kikundi cha Mafanikio (KCM) produces vegetables under the support of Better Lives Organisation. It produces vegetables for the RLT supported kindergarten, enabling the children to have a […]

The KCM vegetable garden



A few months ago, you will remember we updated you on the changes to our partner organisation in Kindwitwi, which changed its operating name from Kindwitwi Leprosy Care and Community Development Association (KLCCDA) to the Foundation for Rapid Response to TB and Leprosy (FRRTL). Click here for more details. This […]

An update from The Foundation for Rapid Response to TB ...


In Salum’s latest update we were sorry hear one of our long-standing ex-leprosy patients, Habiba, has passed away on 18th May 2019. Habiba had lived for many years in Kindwitwi, and had been a widow since her husband died here in 1979. She had been living in our ward and had been […]

Vale Habiba – a well loved lady in Kindwitwi








We are always encouraging Kindwitwi to develop relationships with different donors and individuals that want to support Kindwitwi in other areas of village life and development besides leprosy related aspects. So we were really pleased when Salum, our specially trained shoemaker told us the following: “One of our supporters is […]

Strengthening local support


Rufiji Leprosy Trust would like to inform RLT donors of some changes affecting the status of our partner organisation. Our long-term donors may remember that back in 2006, the RLT Trustees resident in Tanzania worked very hard with the staff in Kindwitwi to facilitate the formation of a Not for […]

Our partner organisation in 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













In the early 1980s, Dr Ian Quidgley spent around eight months in Kindwitwi, staying with Father Lamburn before starting his medical training in London. He forwarded us some great pictures of his time there, and our co-chair, Dr Feather took these with her when she recently visited. There’s nothing like […]

Kindwitwi locals – then and now



In late October our co-chair Dr Sarah Feather is visiting Kindwitwi to meet with members of the Kindwitwi Leprosy Care Centre. While other trustees have been over recently, it has been several years since Sarah has been to Kindwitwi and we’ll updating you on her trip through on our social […]

Trustees’ update – Autumn 2017