More than anything else, Busega Scotland has facilitated a community of people interested and committed to supporting vulnerable children and families in Tanzania. September 2020 shows this perfectly.
The Busega Scotland Kiltwalk season is finished. 2 people walked a marathon, 13 did 5 miles and 6 walked 77 miles of the Great Glen Way. The walking attracted over 200 donations from as far away as Germany and Japan. The total amount raised for Busega Scotland was an incredible £16,472. This included 100% top up donated by the Hunter Foundation..
While this was going on, the Touch Ministry in Mwanza was delivering sacks of rice and maize to Mayega Children’s Centre. The Ministry was doing what it could to help and this is not unique in Tanzania. One local safari company makes donations, the District Council pays two-thirds of the Centre’s water bill and government engineers have provided ‘benefit in kind’ professional expertise to the Mayega Water Project.
The Kiltwalk fundraising has provided Busega Scotland with a level of financial stability that we never thought possible in these Covid times. The challenges of raising funds and using them to best effect will always be with us but It is heartening that so many folk put their trust in our work in Tanzania.
To all we say, ‘asante sana’, thank you, and know by coming together, ‘tu na jenga nyumba moja’, we are ‘building one house’.