Fall/WINTER 2015 Newsletter
Message from Tumani Fund President, Rick Swope:
Bwana Asifiwe! (Swahili for “Praise the Lord”)
It is just amazing for me to think that our efforts continue to help those in desperate need. Just this
past August, I am more than pleased to announce the Tanzanian government has recognized the
Tumaini Fund with a prestigious award and honor. The Uhuru Torch Ceremony, which is a national
symbol of Tanzania meaning Freedom Torch, took place at Tumaini Fund’s Masasi irrigation
project, which is funded by AI and Julie Renken. This is a huge honor from the local government
signifying how important the irrigation project is to the citizens of Tanzania. The people in Kagera
have been sending us nothing but love and appreciation for the life changing donations and we
have no plans to stop now. By providing education and the necessities of life, drilling wells for
clean water, bicycles for transportation, school supplies, mosquito nets, etc., the generous people
of Tumaini Fund USA have heeded the lesson in the Bible to ‘help the least of thy brethren’. With
your prayers and generosity, the many orphans helped by Tumaini are learning that both hope and
opportunity are possible.
I am also pleased to announce that we will be continuing the Colors of Hope event next year and
will begin to push more to get our name and message across the internet in the social media
world. We invite you to please “Save the Date” for Saturday, March 19 for the 2016 Colors of Hope Fundraiser at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, a great location provided by the support of Vice President Mike Moore.
Traveling to Kagera was one of the most wonderful and meaningful experiences of my lifetime. Helping the orphans has changed my life and I hope, God willing, that I will be able to make the trip again. For all of you that have given generously to the least fortunate people in the world, I pray that Jesus has a special reward for you that is out of this world.
Richard Swope | President
Tumaini Fund USA
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