The "Village Tumaini" started its activities in 2002. The name of the first girl was hosted Tumaini, which in the local language means "hope".
Currently 99 visitors welcome: children from 0 to 18 years; most orphans of parents who died as a result of AIDS, some HIV positive … There are also some babies.
The village consists of 9 foster homes; each of them holds no more than 9 or 10 children of different age. Are assisted by 2 or 3 "moms-girls" who spend the whole day with children.
The staff consists of 20/22 "moms", 5 workers and 5 sisters.
The houses are run independently and are self-sufficient. Daily vegetables is guaranteed from your garden. Community food sufficiency is assured, instead, from the cultivation of a large plot of farm land. All guests, who are able to cultivate the garden, working on common field and look after pets.
The Community Manager is a nun who, with the qualification of professional nurse provides health care necessities. The other dealing with religious of agricultural activity, and nursery homes.
The nursery school is attended by children from nearby villages.
Children, school-age children, attend public schools. Relationships with families and villages from which they come are constant: regular visits and residence during school holidays.
Each guest is accompanied by a booklet, with photo, documenting his educational path, human and cultural maturation and the milestones of life in the community.
Once a month a psychologist meets mothers and older children. Teenagers can expose their problems, and so helped to develop correctly the relations with peers and with adults.
In addition to the community, every year, three or four guys from the "civil service". They play various activities: educational assistance, guided visits to the local dairy and the plantations and rice. The boys, accompanied by volunteers, like to visit local dairy: take photographs, make drawings and write interesting stories.
At Christmas and in August the guys, with the help of volunteers, offer the community an essay of their attitudes of acting and singing. Dining & always very applauded.
Existing homes can accommodate sick children, volunteers and guests.
The new house under construction will be reserved particularly for teenagers. Those who attend secondary school may first study undisturbed, then lend a helping hand to children during lunch and play.
"Teacher" Fausta has responsibility for the whole village and: also manages some forty nursery schools in the district, updates the 80 "teachers", distributes, provides pocket money for the sick meetings with experts …
In particular takes care of the needs of about 200 HIV-positive people which ensures food, trips to the hospital, the children's education and microcredit.
Promiscuity, the tribal culture, lack of education and confidence in the wizards, which will enrich the skin of people sick, are the main causes of the increase in the number of HIV-positive people and, of course, their premature deaths.

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