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Making friends across the globe.....

food and supplies

To do great work, you need tools. Classrooms school supplies and books. Empty stomachs hurt. They break concentration and make the future seem impossible. Providing food and water is essential to creating health.



​Our annual auction was postponed due to COVID. Masks for Education and HOPE bracelets are the new campaigns to raise funds. Our annual budget of 12K provides more than 60 students with an opportunity to get an education.  


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A Tribute to a Very Special Volunteer * Mary Clare McTigue



An education can change a life! Maasai girls are frequently forced into marriage by the age of 14. Our goal is to give children an opportunity to go to school by providing things like uniforms and school fees from elementary school through high school.

I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Mary Clare on my very first trip to Tanzania in 2006 when we traveled there to sing in a choir made up of people from across the US and Canada. We ended up being "roomies" ... and I was the lucky one. I soon found out she was a woman who was a straight talker and a laugh-a-minute. The first night we had to figure out how to make our beds with our mosquito nets and we both laughed so hard we cried. We shared many experiences on that first trip and found out we had a lot in common. We were both twins and we had both lost someone in our life that greatly impacted how we saw the world. Mary Clare missed her life partner, Joe, who sang with her in their church choir and I, my twin brother who I sang with in my church choir when we were younger. God had brought Mary Clare and I  together on that trip and I am forever grateful to Him because we shared a bond and a special friendship that would last. When I told Mary Clare I was going to begin the charity Seeds of Hope Tanzania, she was my biggest cheerleader. When I felt lost and unsure about a direction to take, she encouraged me. She was truly  one of a kind- she loved to sing and found God there, just as I did. I really miss my friend.

Mary Clare was a beloved and devoted choir member at St. Jerome's R.C.Church in Philadelphia. Her presence will be deeply missed by her fellow choir members. In her honor, the members have donated $650 to be used to feed the poorest of the poor in Tanzania. The people in Tanzania have been greatly impacted by COVID 19 and are experiencing starvation and sickness. There are severe food shortages at this time. The donation will be used to provide maize to the people living in the village of Engalaoni, Tanzania. Mary Clare and I often spoke about the work our charity did in this village. It is where we helped build "St. Joseph's Church" and where we are preparing to dig a well. 

We express our deepest sympathy to Michael , Kathleen, Karen and their families at this difficult time. Their mother, Mary Clare, left her mark of goodness on this world. I am grateful I was one of the people who had the opportunity to be a receiver of her goodness.

With love and gratitude, 

Debi Mazura

​Founder, Seeds of Hope Tanzania 


Seeds of Hope Tanzania is dedicated to providing financial support to children, families and communities of Tanzania, East Africa, to overcome extreme poverty, with a particular focus on orphaned children there. Our focus lies on community efforts, including small-scale construction projects, shelter, food aid, community awareness, medical assistance and educational opportunities. We firmly believe it takes a village to raise a child and we work closely with our friends in Arusha, Tanzania to accomplish our mission!





Grateful thanks to our donors who have been keeping our Education for All Campaign going. Without our fundraisers during COVID19 we were at risk of cutting our support to many of our students, but our donors came to the rescue! Thank you to Lisa and Francis Brogan and to ongoing donations from Jim and Beth Barker  and Frank and Delores Barker. Because of your generosity we will be able to complete our classroom building project. The Barker families have, in many ways, kept the work of Seeds of Hope going these past few months during COVID. Without their continuous support, many of our educational programs would not be able to continue. Many children would not have eaten. We are ever grateful for their loving and generous support our our mission.  

Special Thanks go out to Terry Bennett and Lighthouse Yoga, who donated $1571. in honor of Vineeta Harkin. Terry wanted us to know that Vineeta loved the beach and yoga, and although she has left her mat, her presence is always with us and that everyone at Lighthouse Yoga continues on in her Memory. This donation will allow children to continue schooling and will make a huge impact on their future lives. We are so very grateful for your support.


Our projects

Maintaining healthy, happy environments is an important, and often neglected part of aid work. We work with local community organizers closely. Take a look at past and present projects to see how you can help.


November 21 -29th

Elitefeats and Seeds of Hope Tanzania have teamed up to keep our annual run/walk going in November! $25 registration fee is all you need and you will receive a *personalized bib and a buff (neck gaiter that can be used as a mask) with the Seeds of Hope Tanzania logo! Please click on the link to right (under the text on the facebook post) to register as a runner or walker. Yours are steps that will change lives! Thank you for your support! If you can't join us for the Run/Walk, please consider a donation.


Gifting Program...Want to give a gift in honor of a loved one that will mean the world to someone?

Give hope to those who need it most!


Big News! The 5th grade students at Engliang'et Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania will have a unique opportunity this year to communicate with students half a world away in California. Seeds of Hope would like to thank Ms. Lauren Cantrell, Mr. Kevin Butler, Ms. Mary Chen, Mr. Boniface Mollel and Ms. Anna Mollel for their dedication to bringing our world a little closer together by giving their students this invaluable opportunity!  Engilang'et Primary School and Laurence School became Sister Schools this fall and will spend the year sharing an information exchange via letters, emails, flip grid videos and virtual meetings. The first meeting was held on October 28th, when SOHT founder Debi Mazura gave a brief presentation and held a virtual question and answer session with the 5th grade students at Laurence School. The founder commented, "I have great hope that this connection will bring understanding and compassion as the students  learn through one another, seeing the world in a whole new way." Children leading the way to an interconnected world!