Mitumba Used Goods Collection 2014

Many of you are in the midst of spring cleaning this first weekend in January and have asked when we will be collecting the used goods for Tana River Life Foundation. Aside from the usual clothes, bags, shoes, bedsheets and curtains, I’d like to highlight that we also collect the following :

– old mobile phones which can be repaired and sold Tana Delta

– CDs / DVDs for recycling : content does not matter. They could contain music, movies, software, backups, or even annual reports

– empty CD / DVD covers for recycling

The venue and dates have been decided.

We’ll be at Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the same venue as the past 2 years from 22 – 30 March. Click here for a map of the location.

Click here to download the letter from Gabriel, the dates and times of the collection and a  list of items needed :

See you in March and Happy Spring Cleaning !


An appeal by Buyani Secondary School for facilities

During the  Tana Delta clashes of August 2012 to January 2013, schools in the interior ( outside the region where the foundation currently works in ) was vandalized. Some were severely damaged and had to be abandoned, including Buyani Secondary School. Buyani Secondary School was forced to close due to the damage and is currently operating in a temporary location.

In the last  few months, Gabriel and Tana River Life Foundation have been involved in the peace talks to mediate between the tribes. Part of the effort would involve the foundation expanding its footprint into the interior where the clashes occurred. They visited schools in the area to understand the conditions they are operating in as well as their needs.

TRLF staff with students of Buyani Secondary School

TRLF staff with students of Buyani Secondary School

The headgirl of Buyani Secondary School read out a letter appealing for help. Watch an excerpt of her speech. Here’s a transcript of the full speech.

As part of the aid to Buyani Secondary School, the foundation will start running a mobile library that will visit Buyani and another secondary school from 1Q2014.


TRLF awarded income tax exempt status by the Kenya Revenue Authority

In recognition of its contributions to society as an Institute of Public Benefit, TRLF has been awarded income tax exempt status by the Kenya Revenue Authority for a 5 year period from 24th April 2013 to 24th April 2018.

This effectively means that:

  • TRLF has been officially recognized as a charitable institution in Kenya;
  • TRLF will be exempted from all tax on any income earned, e.g. interest, rent and business; and
  • Donations to TRLF by Kenyan taxpayers will be allowed as a deduction against chargeable income for tax purposes.

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