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SIPer™

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Tree Grove

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Chickens

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Food Preservation

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Jesus Movie

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Clean Water

Water is essential for any community to sustain long term. It is necessary for hydration, hygiene, cooking, construction and growing food. Many communities have no easy access to water and for those who do, it is generally not clean. In 2012, the Tanzanian government gave Simple Hope access to tap off the main water pipe running through the Lake Eyasi region, to bring an arterial line to the Foundation for Hope Center. The water made it possible to begin construction projects and implement some sustainable processes, but it was still filled with E. Coli, a bacterium that makes many people sick. After much water testing and research into what type of water purification system would work in an area with no electric power and frequent cuts in water service, Simple Hope installed a hollow core membrane water purification system at the Foundation for Hope Center in Lake Eyasi in February of 2017.  Up to 10,000 liters of purified water can now pour daily from the tap, which is open for all community members to use.   back to top

Original Water Source

Testing water for E coli (present)

Water pipe installed at Foundation for Hope center

Grateful for piped water

Using solar powered Chlorinator to purify river water

Purifying water with Sawyer water filtration system

A need to remove E. Coli from water pipe

Testing the viability of bio-sand filter

Simple Hope and Water council agree on purification system (2016)

Construction of water house for purification

Hollow core membrane purification system installed by Aqua Clara International

Hadzabe at Foundation for Hope enjoying first sips of purified water

SIPer™

SIP stands for Sub-Irrigated Planter. Even though Tanzania in nearly on the Equator and temperate year around, it still only has one growing season for garden crops in the regions where Simple Hope is working. This means that there are many months when fresh vegetables are not readily available. The SIPer allows for year-round growing because the planters can be moved to adjust for the changes in weather. These planters only need 1/3 of the water necessary for ground planting because its “wicking” technology reduces evaporation to a negligible amount. It is also easy to maintain good planting soil by watering with a “compost tea”. This planting program was introduced in 2016 and has the potential to provide fresh vegetables throughout the year. Mantonyok Orphanage, Tumaini Group Food Preservation Project in King’ori, and The Hazabe tribe at the Foundation for Hope Center have all been given instruction and planters to use. Please pray for this projects success.

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SUB-IRRIGATED PLANTER BUCKET

ANOTHER VIEW

FIXTURE FOR DRILLING

SIPer PLANTER BUCKET

CONSTRUCTING SIPer PLANTERS IN TANZANIA

DRILLING THE PLANTER

 

PLANTING THE

VEGETABLES START

BEFORE THEY

GO INTO SIPer

PREPPING SIPer

BUCKETS

FOR PLANTING

TOMATOES AFTER

13 WEEKS

FROM SEED

FRESH TOMATO…

YUMMM YUMMM!

Tree Grove

With the implementation of water into a community, fruit trees, vegetables and grains can be grown. In 2012, a young man named AJ raised funds, as his confirmation project, to purchase 40 fruit trees. 15 went to Mantoyok Parents Trust Orphanage and the remaining were planted at the Foundation for Hope Center in Lake Eyasi. The nomadic Hadzabe hunting and gathering tribe were taught that they can “plant” their gathering trees in a stationary place. With water, they could grow healthy trees, providing them with a reliable source of fruits. They were taught the correct way to plant and maintain the trees and grove area. New trees continue to be planted through our “tree donation” program.  Back to top

A VARIETY OF TREES ARE PURCHASED
TO BEGIN A FRUIT TREE GROVE

25 TREES ARE PLANTED AT

MANTONYOK ORPHANAGE

THE LAND IS CLEARED

TO PLANT 25 TREES AT THE

FOUNDATION FOR HOPE

CENTER IN 2013

THE FFHC TREE GROVE IS

NAMED

THE AJ PROJECT –

AFTER THE INITIAL DONOR

ROCKS ARE PAINTED

WITH EACH TREE

DONOR’S NAME

THE PAPAYA TREE

IS FULL OF FRUIT

ORANGES ARE ALMOST

RIPE FOR EATING

PATRICK PICKS

PASSION FRUIT

HADZABE PLANTING

ADDITIONAL TREES

IN GROVE AT FFHC

PLANTING AND TREE CARE

SEMINARS ARE HELD

THE FRUIT TREES AT

MANTONYOK ORPHANAGE

ARE PROVIDING

NUTRITION

FOR THE CHILDREN

Chickens

Protein is necessary for healthy physical development; however, it can be difficult to access for the people who live “in the bush”. The Hadzabe are used to hunting animals for meat, but during the 5-month dry season there are few animals to hunt. Chickens provide both eggs and meat, filling in the protein gap when game is sparse. Eggs can also provide income to help them purchase other necessary items. The Hadzabe have successfully showed us that they can raise chickens, which were introduced in 2013, by growing their brood from 6 to 35 laying hens. The goal is to build a more substantial chicken coop so that we can expand the project to 100 laying hens.

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CHICKENS ARE ESSENTIAL

TO SUSTAINABILITY

THEY PROVIDE

NUTRITION AND INCOME 

 

 

WE BEGAN WITH

A FEW CHICKENS 

 

 

ONE OF THE

ROOSTERS 

 

 

MAKING A

NESTING BOX 

 

 

 CHICKS JUST BORN

WITH MAMA

 

 

INCUBATOR FOR

SMALL CHICKS 

 

 

NOW OUR OLD

COOP IS TOO SMALL 

WE NEED TO BUILD

SOMETHING LIKE THIS 

WE CAN GROW

THEIR FEED 

AND PROVIDE NUTRIENTS

FROM THE ALOE PLANT 

THE GOAL IS

100 LAYING HENS 

YOUR SUPPORT IS

GREATLY APPRECIATED 

Food Preservation

In 2012, a team from the USA traveled to King’ori, Tanzania, to teach a group of 28 women how to preserve food. They have one growing season which often overproduces, leaving good fruits and vegetables to rot on the ground. Simple canning, pickling and food dehydration, along with safe food handling skills were taught. The women then took it upon themselves to seek certification through the Tanzanian Food and Drug Authority so that they could take their product to market. They funded and built a dedicated canning kitchen, required by the TFDA, with their own financial means. This simple skill has begun to lift the women of this area out of poverty. These simple skills have given them hope and drive to succeed.   Back to top

OVERABUNDANCE WAS

GOING TO WASTE

IN KING’ORI.

THEY LEARN

THAT FOOD CAN BE

SAVED IN A JAR

 

 

FOOD PRESERVATION

SEMINAR HELD

IN 2012 

FOOD CANNING

IS TAUGHT 

 EXCITED FOR THIS

LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

THEY PRACTICE THEIR

NEWLY LEARNED SKILLS 

 

 UNTIL THEY CAN

SHOW PROFICIENCY

THEY ALL COMPLETED

THE COURSE 

THEY BUILT A DEDICATED

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN 

 

 AND BECAME LICENSED

TO SELL

THEIR PRODUCTS 

THEIR JAMS

RECEIVE RECOGNITION 

NOW THEY ARE

BAKING BREAD TOO 

 

AND BUILDING

THEIR BUSINESS 

A SIMPLE SKILL

CHANGED THEIR LIVES 

GREAT WORK

TUMIANI GROUP! 

Jesus Movie

The Jesus Movie first premiered in the USA in 1979. Since that time, it has been translated into more than 1400 languages, including Kiswahili, which is spoken in Tanzania. Using a solar powered projection system, we have been able to show this movie to the all the communities that we serve in. The Hadzabe, who had little or no understanding of Jesus, have come to know of His amazing miracles and love through this film. On February 19, 2017, our first Hadza member from our camp became baptized after understanding Jesus as our Savior. We are partnering with local clergy to take the movie out to other bush communities so that they can also learn of Jesus.   Back to top

HOW DO YOU

SHARE THE GOSPEL

WITH SOMEONE WHO

DOESN’T READ 

 OR SPEAK

YOUR LANGUAGE

 

 

WITH A SOLAR POWERED

VIDEO PROJECTOR 

 

 

THAT CAN PLAY

THE JESUS MOVIE

IN 1400+ DIFFERENT LANGUAGES,

INCLUDING SWAHILI  

DALALI SAW, BELIEVED

AND BECAME BAPTIZED 

NOW OTHERS FOLLOW