Welcome to Vivian Onyeneke Published: 27 Oct 2022

We are delighted to welcome a new member of staff to Vine Trust, Vivian Onyeneke.

Vivian has joined as key member of the Admin team at the office in Edinburgh, supporting the ongoing development of our partnership programmes and volunteers expeditions.

Welcome, Vivian!

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2023 Forth Hope Expeditions Now Available Published: 14 Jul 2022

We are delighted to announce that applications to join the Forth Hope Medical Programme, Peru in 2023 are now open.

An expedition with the Forth Hope Programme not only gives you the chance to learn about local health needs and use your medical skills to support the services. It's also a great opportunity to discover more of the local culture from the excellent Peruvian team who manage and deliver the work…

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Jubilee Hope visits Goziba Island Published: 12 Jul 2022

After Jubilee Hope's most recent expedition, Programme Manager, Patrick abula reported that "there was great excitedment on the return of the ship to the island of Goziba. There was a huge crowd of patients".

Dr Uzia Mohamad, Head of Medical Services, noted that "there has been great team spirit and team work, with quality services offered to patients".

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Progress at Kazunzu Published: 12 Jul 2022

Exciting activity at Kazunzu as some income generating activities are in full swing. 

To support economic resilience and long-term sustainablity, Kazunzu's fish farm, which began in 2021, has been stocked with two cages with plans in place to add another four. Some guardian parents are receiving training from a local aquaculture expert so they can run the project themselves with minimal support. 

Other projects are being developed too including a poultry…

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An update from TAWREF Published: 12 Jul 2022

We are delighted to share an update from TAWREF, who have recently completed building their 138th home since 2012! 

Mama Mwijuma became a widow in 2017 and since then, her family were made to leave the room they rented after being unable to pay rent. Athman, her youngest son, is severely disabled and Mwijuma spends most of her time at home caring for him meaning she cannot take part in any casual…

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Connections 40 - Summer 2022 Published: 17 Jun 2022

The Summer 2022 edition of our newsletter Connections (including our 2022 Summer Appeal) is now available and can be viewed online here -


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Vine Trust UK Office Team Update Published: 08 Jun 2022

We are delighted that Judy Grace has joined the team as our Expedition Co-ordinator and look forward to her starting on Monday 13th June!


We are still recruiting a Finance Officer and have a need to cover the gap over the summer months. If you or someone known to you might be interested in a part time post over the coming months, please get in touch by emailing…

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Third Cluster at Kazunzu Published: 29 Apr 2022

Work has just commenced on the next cluster of homes to be built. This will consist of a home for a Head Teacher and the Centre Manager, as well as a Kindergarden/nursery school.

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Mrs Luciola Published: 29 Apr 2022

An update from the Forth Hope ship from Dr Ronald Ramirez:

"Mrs. Luciola, 47 years old, suffers from myopia, she couldn't see even the largest letter on the Snellen chart, and she has never worn glasses. Now her life changed because we gave her a free pair of glasses that allows her to see."

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2022 Jubilee Hope Expeditions Now Available Published: 10 Apr 2022

We are delighted to announce that applications to join the Jubilee Hope Medical Programme, Tanzania in 2022 are now open.

Over many years we have witnessed the multiple benefits of connecting volunteers with our partner programme in Tanzania through medical expeditions. This collaboration provides a range of opportunities to share knowledge and expertise, working together to develop the medical services for remote island communities.

Volunteers can sign up for trips…

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Remarkable Donation to Support our Medical Ships. Published: 16 Mar 2022

We never fail to be amazed by the kindness and generosity of our community of supporters and this month is no different! The good ship “Alexa” is being sold by Michael Schmidt and Partners Yacht Brokers at Inverkip on the Clyde with the proceeds being donated by the owners to support our existing medical ships. More details will follow in the next edition of Connections.

In the meantime, we are grateful to…

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Vine Trust March 2022 Newsletter Published: 16 Mar 2022

Welcome to the March 2022 Vine Trust Newsletter. 

Read about the latest developments in this month's newsletter.

Best Regards, 

Vine Trust Team. 

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