BKB Affiliates are independent organizations that work in collaboration with both the Saint Paul Area Synod and the Iringa Diocese to support life, education, health and economic conditions within the Iringa Region of Tanzania.
Visit each affiliate "booth" to learn more about the great work that God is doing through these wonderful organizations!
Friends of Huruma | www.friendsofhuruma.org
Friends of Huruma cares for the children of the Huruma Centre, a children’s home operated by the Iringa Diocese, through mutual relationship, prayer, financial support, and programs that enrich the lives of the children and keep supporters of the Centre informed about this ministry. In partnership with the diocese and the Huruma Centre, Friends of Huruma has five goals: sustainable operational support, secondary school, university and vocational training scholarships, essential health care, collaboration with international mission partners, and capital development.
Contact: Pastor Chris Smith at email@example.com
Iringa Hope | www.iringahope1.org
Dedicated to raising the standard of living in rural Tanzania, Iringa Hope works through the Micro-Finance Institute at the University of Iringa to loans small amounts of money to farmers and shopkeepers by way of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) and Agriculture Marketing Cooperatives (AMCOS).
Contact: Dr. Tom Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Millions of Trees | www.facebook.com/groups/159116437488640
“Planting trees is really about planting hope.” By planting millions of trees across the Iringa Region, barren hills are being reforested with a renewable resource that, when harvested, will support the economic well being of our companions for years to come.
Contact: Pastor Kent Claussen Gubrud at email@example.com
Radio Furaha | https://furaha.listen2myshow.com
Broadcasting around the clock, Radio Furaha is a self-supporting FM radio station run by the Iringa Diocese. With financial contributions and technical assistance from the United States, they hope to expand their programming of music, evangelism, and education to neighboring parts of Tanzania.
Contact: Noel Petit at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Paul Partners | www.stpaulpartners.org
To date, Saint Paul Partners has worked with companions in Tanzania to dig more than 100 fresh water wells across the Iringa region, improving the health and livelihoods of thousands. With an eye to sustainability, recipients of wells are trained in the fundamentals of water, sanitation, and hygiene as well.
Shoulder to Shoulder | www.ilulahealth.org
From the development of Ilula Lutheran Hospital to the construction of village dispensaries and the creation of a new nursing school, Shoulder to Shoulder works with the Medical Team of the Iringa Diocese to upgrade Lutheran medical facilities across the region.
Contact: Dr. Ken Olson at email@example.com