New Car and Solar at TST

New Car and Solar at TST

Working on the side of a mountain in Tanzania certainly has unique challenges. For some time now, we have had to work around frequent power outages – sometimes lasting more than a day at a time – which had an impact on our work in the office, and at Happy Family Children’s Village. Transport has also been an issue – while our trusty VX Landcruiser is fantastic during the rainy season, it has limited space for passengers. Our other vehicle – a large minibus that we use to take kids to school – has plenty of space, but isn’t great in the mud.

Both of these issues have recently been solved thanks to the generosity of one of our supporters – Nick Ohnell, and the Ohnell Family Foundation – whose donation enabled us to equip Happy Family Children’s Village and our office with a solar and backup battery system, and also purchase a new minivan! Both have already proved invaluable to our work, and we are so grateful for Nick’s kindness and support.