FR. FESTUS AND

JIM BARKER

Mission & Vision

 Seeds of Hope Tanzania provides financial support for children, families and communities to overcome extreme poverty, with a particular focus on orphaned children. We do that by focusing on community-based efforts including education, medical care, clean water, and food sustainability. 


Volunteering and upcoming events

Would you like to be part of this amazing mission beyond the donations?
Join us for an upcoming trip or volunteer for one of our events...or help us with a new event!

Furaha MAngwangi and Sister Esther Board members in Tanzania

Archbishop LeBuLue- supporter and friend

​​Seeds of Hope Tanzania was established in 2006 after Debi Mazura, a New York elementary school teacher, returned from a trip to Tanzania where she witnessed poverty and famine beyond explanation.  Upon her return, many friends, co-workers , local merchants and businesses supported her efforts to make Seeds of Hope Tanzania a reality.  During the last 15 years, this dedicated group has raised money to build a well, water cisterns, homes, a school, a church and provided funds for food, medical supplies, surgeries and school fees for more than 30 children. 
Seeds of Hope Tanzania provides financial support for children, families and communities to overcome extreme poverty, with a particular focus on orphaned children there. We provide opportunities for growth through education and support children with school fees from primary school through university. We believe in providing micro financing opportunities to help people become self sustaining in order to break the cycle of poverty.
Thank you for being one of the seeds that helps us grow!

"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant"
Robert Louis Stevenson

                   About us...

Eric Guidry

Father Festus MAngwangi- Our  liason in Tanzania

ongoing and future projects

We're continually working hard to improve life for the children and families we serve. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.

Founder, Debi Mazura

Karl and Debbie himmelmann- 5K/10K directors

Our supporters

so many come together so that we can accomplish this work.  Father Festus, Makalius Charles, Furaha Mangwangi and Archbishop Issac Amani support our efforts in Tanzania. Here at home, we are grateful to all the volunteers who unselfishly give of their time and treasure to keep our mission alive. Many of these volunteers have traveled with us to Tanzania and have witnessed firsthand the difference we can make in this world.