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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





It’s National Volunteers week in the UK. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year. From people who organise fundraising initiatives to our trustees who give their time voluntarily, we’d like to thank all […]

Thank you to our volunteers







We’re delighted to hear our trustee Jenny Crosgrove finished the New York marathon yesterday. Jenny says she thinks it was possibly one of the slowest marathons ever recorded but it was still an incredible achievement given the number of injuries both she and her dad had trained through. “Also I […]

Congratulations Jenny





  We were all deeply saddened to hear of the death of our trustee Bill Powell on 11th July and the Rufiji Leprosy Trust sends its condolences to his wife Ochan and her family. In 1983, while working at the International School in Dar, Bill first led a group of […]

Vale trustee Bill Powell




    Last year, we funded a training course for health workers in the outlying districts to enable them to recognise and treat leprosy. However, our outreach work goes beyond this. When health workers go to villages where people who have had leprosy are living with their families, they also work […]

Outreach work – prevention of disability




Today, Tuesday 22 March is World Water Day. Organised by UN Water, the day is part of a global mission to get safer water for all. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United […]

World Water Day 2016


This is the final clip from our historical archive audio, showcasing Father Robin Lamburn talking of religion in the village. While RLT places great value on these unique historic documents and the insight they offer into the life of the founder of Kindwitwi, Fr Robin, the personal reflections and faith that […]

Final Audio Clip- Religion in Kindwitwi


Sunday, 31 January 2016 is World Leprosy Day. The aim of World Leprosy Day is to change attitudes and increase public awareness of the fact that leprosy can now be easily prevented and cured. The day was established by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau in 1954, who after meeting […]

World Leprosy Day 2016 – Leprosy is curable





The main income for people living in Kindwitwi is through agriculture and we actively encourage and help the villagers be self-sufficient. Each villager has a field, known locally as a ‘shamba’. These have a top of fertile soil after the annual floods and crops grown include rice, sesame, pumpkin, tomato […]

Helping people help themselves



This is the eighth clip from our historical archive audio, showcasing Father Robin Lamburn talking of education and the importance of schooling in the village. While RLT places great value on these unique historic documents and the insight they offer into the life of the founder of Kindwitwi, Fr Robin, […]

Education in Kindwitwi- the latest archive audio






This latest audio from historical archive audio showcases Father Robin Lamburn talking of feeding patients and the problem of reliance, crime and punishment and religious differences he faced when setting out to help the ostracised and dependent villagers move towards self sufficiency and social inclusion. While RLT places great value on these […]

Latest Father Lamburn Audio – reliance, crime and ...






We are really pleased to announce that over the next few months we will be releasing archive audio from Father Robin Lamburn, the founder of today’s Kindwitwi. For those of you who want to hear the material please visit our special pages and see below:

Father Lamburn – Audio Archive Found