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Quilts Bring Warmth to Vulnerable Populations in Tanzania

11:23 Oct 25 2012 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Although Tanzania has tropical zones, certain areas get quite cold in the winter, so vulnerable populations in particular may struggle to stay warm at night. Mission Quilts will be distributed to elderly folks, orphans, people living with HIV/AIDS, and other groups living in established centers of care.


Partner: Christian Council of Tanzania-WAMA (CCT-WAMA)

Number of recipients: 81,184

Shipment 1
Departure: August 29, 2012
Arrival: November 22, 2012

Shipment 2
Departure: September 24, 2012
Arrival: December 18, 2012

Shipment 3
Departure: January 14, 2013
Arrival: March 14, 2013

Distribution dates: January 2013-June 2013

Latest: Distribution completed. Final report received. Project closed.

Quotes:

A social worker in charge of Misufini Old peoples Residence speaking about what was learned during the distribution: "The quilts you (CCT-WAMA) distributed taught us a lesson. Prior to the distribution we had not realized that the elderly people here needed that kind of material to protect themselves from the cold weather in June up to August. We realized that the elderly people were so happy and comfortable with the quilts."

Evangelist Mndeme speaking about the recipients of quilts in a parish in the south of India: "This area is very cold. After receiving the quilts some of the recipients thanked us with tears of joy coming out of their eyes. The following day, many of the old people who received the quilts testified to us that they had a sound sleep."
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