An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale took place in Kagera region, in particular in Bukoba area, on 10th September 2016.
This has caused loss of life, and extensive damage to infrastructure, in many cases provided with the help of TDT grants in the past.
Here is a typical account of the damage from one of our contacts:
“More than 26 houses has completely fallen down, 38 houses have partially fallen down, 72 houses have big cracks the wall can fall down at any time, they have to be demolished. Regarding dispensary building it has incurred many huge cracks… the gas room has also being affected and the tank raising of the water system has a very big crack, it is unsafe to hold a 10000 liters tank, there is a need to construct new one.”
It is our hope that TDT and BTS can help our friends to rebuild or repair the fabric of schools and other projects damaged or destroyed.
THANK YOU to all who have donated already to our appeal. You can join them by donating generously to our dedicated MyDonate page: