Guild Project Partnership Scheme Published: 28 Apr 2021

With great excitement and delight, Kazunzu Village of Hope Tanzania is one of six projects selected by The (Church of Scotland) Guild’s Project Partnership Scheme for the three-year period, 2021 to 2024. Local Guilds (there are around 750 groups across the country) choose which project(s) they will support, with many choosing to address two each year over the three-year cycle.

As you are aware, development at Kazunzu has started where Vine Trust and Africa Inland Church Tanzania will create a multi-faceted and sustainable Village, on the shore of Lake Victoria. When complete, around 300 people will live in 40 individual homes. Each home will enable young guardian families to serve as Foster Parents to four or five orphan children from across the islands and lake zone. The children will be identified by the church in partnership with community leaders and social services.  A community hub, primary school, health centre, vocational training centre, community farm and individual family “shambas” are all in the master plan along with various additional facilities.

Vine Trust has had a connection with many local Guild groups over the years and being selected as one of their partner projects is a great opportunity to raise awareness further. Our partnership with the Guild over the next 3 years will enable us to ‘fact track’ the project with the hope of completing the village over the next 4 years rather than 10 years.

Watch out for future updates.