Martin Gilbert RIP
We are sad to report Martin's passing, he was FUM's longest serving member.
His engineering background and empathy with the people of Tanzania meant that he was perfectly placed to set up and run a very large ten year project in the remotest villages of the Tabora Region, establishing, rebuilding, repairing and maintaining village maize mills, a task fraught with difficulty.
His visits to Tabora were always productive and bore fruit beyond our expectation. We benefited greatly from his wise counsel as FUM’s technical officer. FUM will deeply miss this true friend and supporter.
The Friends of Urambo and Mwanhala is a small charity working in the Tabora Region of Tanzania, specifically in the Districts of Nzega, Sikonge and Urambo. We are an association of friends who each give money to support our projects in Tanzania. From time to time we receive support from other organisations to help with specific projects.
We are concerned with advancing the development of the people of the Tabora Region and also with educating people in the UK, including how they can become involved. To that end we not only provide funds for projects in Tanzania but also facilitate visits to Tabora Region by professionals, student groups and individuals.
FUM has operated in the Tabora Region for more than fifty years and has developed a good working relationship with the Tanzanian Government. The Regional Commissioner, Tabora is one of our two presidents and the district authorities have appointed FUM coordinators in each of the districts.
FUM is a very cost effective organisation. All its officers are volunteers and as a result we have very low administration costs with more than 95% of donations spent on projects.