Today, April 10th 2018, is a very exciting and important day for Vine Trust. Not only are we celebrating the visit of the District Commisioner of Moshi, Hon. Kippi Warioba, to the site of the 100th individual home constructed with the support of Vine Trust volunteers, it is also the first day all 3 medical ships, across Tanzania and Peru, are operational simultaneously.
Alongside our in-country partners TAWREF (Tanzania Women's Research Foundation), a target was set in 2010 to build 100 individual homes for orphaned children in vulnerable communities by the end of 2018. Due to the immense support of our volunteers, friends and supporters, the first brick of the 100th home was laid by the beginning of April, almost 8 months ahead of schedule. Today, the District Commisioner of Moshi met the Vine Trust volunteers involved in the construction of the home on the site to begin the celebration of this momentous occassion.
Cooinciding with this milestone, today is the first day that Jubilee Hope, on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, and both Amazon Hope 2 and Forth Hope on the Peruvian Amazon, have all been on the water, simulataneously carrying out medical consultations. This month alone, the three ships will be able to deliver health care to around 20,000 people.
To tell us more about the Vine Trust Double Red Letter Day, here is Chief Executive, Willie McPherson:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S51ySt7GzpM&feature=youtu.be