Local ‘friends’ organize to offer help and hope to needy in Tanzania

"Rafikii" means "friend" in Swahili, so Rafiki Wa Bukoba means "Friends of Bukoba." Dan and Dr. Jeane Smith of Peoria established the foundation after a trip to Tanzania in 2011.

People who visit the remote villages of Tanzania in East Africa won’t find the World Bank or multinational corporations doing business. What they will see is the church, which has provided a foundation in faith, as well as health care and education for more than 100 years. “Back home, the people are very poor. They […]

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